The Israeli occupation halts work on an agricultural road in Sinjil /Ramallah governorate

The Israeli occupation halts work on an agricultural road in Sinjil /Ramallah governorate


  • Violation: IOF halt work on an agricultural road.
  • Location: Sinjil village / Ramallah city.
  • Date: 28 /08/2019.
  • Perpetrator: Israeli occupation forces.
  • Victims: People of Sinjil.


Wednesday, 28 August 2019, the Israeli occupation forces raided the eastern area of Sinjil, also known of “Ras Ad-Dair”, and confiscated an excavator “Komatsu” used for rehabilitating an agricultural road , the excavator belongs to the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.

Reportedly, the targeted road will be about 800m*6m , and serve over 150 dunums of plots planted with olives and almonds.

Mu’taz Tawafsha head of Sinjil told LRC reporter:

“The occupation authorities have been working day and night to establish a grand settlement cluster that links 5 outposts “Giva’at Harel , Haroah, Shilo, Ma’ale Levona and a nearby military camp” located over hills north Sinjil.

Rehabilitating roads in C area is a method to protect plots from confiscation and facilitating farmers’ access to their lands, which explains why the occupation forces hinder roads opening and rehabilitation in the area.”

About Sinjil:[1]

20 kilometer north of Ramallah, Sinjil is surrounded by Al Labn Ash Sharqia  (north), ‘Abween and Jaljilia (west), Qaryut and Turmus’ayya (east), and Al Mazr’a Ash sharqia (south).

Sinjil has a total population of 5742 people according to statistics conducted in 2017. It has a total area of 14028of which 888 are a built-up area of the village. 

The Israeli occupation devoured 551 dunums of the lands of the village for two colonies. The first one is Maale Levona which was built in 1983 and confiscated 298 dunums of the village, and  inhabited by 497 colonists. The second is Eli which was built in 1984 and devoured 253 dunums, and inhabited by 2058 colonists.

Moreover, bypass number ’60 took over 246 dunums of the village lands.

According to Oslo Accords, 14% of Sinjil is under Area A (PA has full civil and security control) while 30% is under Area B (PA is in charge of civil matters with Israel responsible for security). However,  most of the village lands (56%) is under Area C (Israel maintains full security and administrative control). Here are the area in dunums:

  • Area A (1980) dunums
  • Area B (4140) dunums
  • Area C (7908) dunums




Prepared by

 The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders