Demolishing number of Kiosks south Aj-Jalama / Jenin governorate

Demolishing number of Kiosks south Aj-Jalama / Jenin governorate

 

  • Violation: Demolishing Kiosks.
  • Location :Aj-Jalama village North Ramallah city.
  • Date: December 16th 2019.
  • Perpetrator: The Israeli occupation army.
  • Victims: number of families from Aj-Jalama village.

Description:

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 16th of 2019 , a massive army force accompanied by a military truck raided Aj-Jalama village, the occupation dismantled and confiscated number of Kiosks  close to “Aj-Jalama” checkpoint , the occupation claims that the Kiosks violate the laws.

The following table shows more information about the targeted kiosks:

number

Affected citizen

Number of Targeted facilities

Nature of the damages

1

Mohammed Khader

2

Bakery kiosks & an umbrella

2

Othman ‘Ubaid

2

Two kiosks

3

Khalid ‘Ubaid

2

Two kiosks

4

Fawzi Sha’aban

1

Umbrella

5

Hassan Dbaisi

1

Umbrella

6

Yazan Dbaisi

1

Umbrella

7

Waleed Ayoub

1

Umbrella

8

Ibrahim Salah

1

Umbrella

9

Ma’an Qasrawi

2

Two umbrellas

10

Fatima Jaramneh

1

Umbrella

11

Amjad Sha’aban

1

Umbrella

12

Sabri Sha’aban

1

Umbrella

13

Islam Abu Issa

1

Umbrella

total

17

 

Source: Firsthand field observation – Israeli violations monitoring section – LRC – January 2019


During the recent years the occupation demolished number of Kiosks in the surrounding of Aj-Jalama military checkpoint , which deprived several families from their income source.

Aj-Jalama checkpoint is one of several roadblocks that separates West Bank and the occupied territories of 1948 (Israel), citizens and goods are searched on their ways between the occupied territories of 1948 and the West bank and vice a versa.

In 2009 the occupation authorities announced number of facilitation for citizens on both sides of the green line, but they were never implemented properly.

Palestinians behind the green line complain that they are severely checked on their way in and out of Jenin.

Aj-Jalama: [1]

Al Jalama is located 7 km to the north of Jenin; It is bordered by the green line – occupied territories of 1948 (north) ,  Al-Yamoun village (west) , ‘Arbona village (east) , ‘Arana village (south) .

Aj-Jalama has a population of 2268 people , until 2017 census.

Aj-jalama village is within the borders of Marj Bani Amer village council . Marj Bani Amer has an area of 65,656 dunums, of which 265 dunums are a built up area for Aj-Jalama. The village council of Marj Bani ‘Amer contains the following community : (( Aj-Jalama , Al-Jmailat , Um Qaboub ,  Barghasha , Beit Qad, Jalboun, Khirbet Abu ‘Anqar , Deir Abu Da’ef , Deir Ghazala, ‘Arana , ‘Arbouna , Faqou’a, Mashro’a Beit Qad , Wadi Al-Dabe’a)).

Aj-Jalama village consists of 4 artesian wells that provided water for the village , the artesian wells were managed by : Salim Abu Farha , Jamal Abdul –Hadi ,l Yasin Soboh , and Abu Issa company. According to the village council each one of the wells produced about 100 cup/ per hour, but the occupation did not only confiscate them but also dried them, now citizens have to buy water even with their high poverty rates.

Most of Aj-Jalama lands are invested in rainfed agriculture , while 400 dunums are invested in protected agriculture , 300 dunums are olive groves , 350 dunums are invested in irrigated agriculture (source: Aj-Jalama village council).

The village of Al Jalama and the two towns of Sandala and Al Muqbeila (occupied in 1948) used to have social and economic ties as well as family ties as they were considered to be one unit. The clans present in these three towns include Al Omari, Abu Farha, Sahori, Sha’aban, Abu Issa in addition to the clan of Radi. These communities used to have one school and one mosque until the Nakba took place in 1948 when these communities were forcefully separated.

The occupation confiscated 400 dunums, bypass 60 ate up 100 dunums, the segregation wall ate up 300 dunums, and isolated 100 dunums, the segregation wall is 3500 m long.

Oslo accords divided the land as the following:

  • B area : 250 dunums.
  • C area : 65,406 dunums.

 

[1] GIS-LRC

 

 

Prepared by

 The Land Research Center
LRC

Categories: Demolition