New outpost south “Halmish” settlement/ Ramallah governorate

New outpost south “Halmish” settlement/ Ramallah governorate


  • Violation: new colonial outpost.
  • Location: An-Nabi Saleh village / north Ramallah.
  • Date: 01/09/2019.
  • Perpetrators: settlers of “Halmish”.
  • Victims: People of north Ramallah area.


 September 2nd 2019 , settlers from “Halmish” settlement which is built on confiscated lands from Deir Nitham, An-Nabi Saleh and Umm Safa were seen building a new outpost on 7 dunums of a plot allocated as “Forests area” and located about 300 m south east “Halmish” . Noteworthy, Palestinians were denied access to the area since 15 years, now settlers were approved accessing the area and build an outpost.

Reportedly , settlers put 7 caravans at the location and opened a road that connects them to the closest bypass road.

Mr. Naji At-Tamimi  told LRC the following:

“We noticed presence of settlers on surrounding agricultural and forest areas that surround An-Nabi Saleh village , which worries us , especially that there are Israeli schemes since the 80s targeting hundreds of forests dunums in the area that the occupation claims are an Israeli state property.

At-Tamimi assertd: Technically, this step will affect the northern suburbs of Ramallah, through confiscating the area’s forest where people of the village enjoy the view and the fresh air, in addition to creating a block between Palestinian communities, noteworthy , there are 1500 dunums of forests in the area , that the occupation is working day and night to take over them.” 

An-Nabi Salih village:[1]

 25 km north west Ramallah, An-Nabi Salih is surrounded by Kafr Ein (north), Bani Zaid Al-Gharbiya (west) , Deir As-Sudabn and Umm Safa (east) and Deir Nitham (south) – Halmish settlement.

An-Nabi Salih has a total population of 522 people , according to 2017 census.

An-Nabi Salih has a total area of 2,340 dunums, of which 203 dunums are a built up area for the village.

The occupation confiscated 299 dunums for the following purposes:

  • “Halmish” settlement devoured 13 dunums of the town lands , it was established in 2018 and inhabited by 1254 settlers.
  • Bypass road 465 eat up 162 dunums.
  • Israeli military camps devoured 124 dunums.

Oslo convention divided the town lands as the following:

  • A area : 84 dunums.
  • B area: 596 dunums.
  • C area : 1660 dunums.





Prepared by

 The Land Research Center