Confiscating 5 tractors in Umm Al-Qaba / Tubas governorate

Confiscating 5 tractors in Umm Al-Qaba / Tubas governorate


  • Violation: Confiscating agricultural tractors.
  • Location: Khirbet Umm Al-Qaba in the northern Jordan Valley.
  • Date: January 03 – 2020.
  • Perpetrator: The Israeli occupation army.
  • Victims: number of farmers from the village.


In the early morning hours of Friday January 3rd 2020, 50 armed militants from the Israeli occupation forces raided Umm Al-Qaba area , and carried on confiscating 5 tractors that were working in cultivating vast areas of lands that belong to several farmers in the area.

  The occupation forced owners of the tractors to walk to “Sa’ora” military camp in Al-Malih area ,and imposed high bills in case they wanted the machineries back , noteworthy the occupation prohibits using or cultivating the area for they decided that it is a “Closed military zone” or a “an area of military trainings”.

The following table shows more information about the tractors:

Owner of the tractor

Machinery type

Al-Aqaba agricultural association

Miseforgson tractor 2011

Kamal Daraghma

Miseforgson tractor 1997

Nassim Ghanam

Miseforgson tractor 2001

Ibrahim Khader Mahmoud

John Deere tractor 1989

Ahmad Khader Mahmoud

Miseforgson tractor 1992

Photo 1: During the Confiscation of the tractors

Photos 2-3: Al-Qaba Area in the Jordan Valley

Al-Malih village council head Mr. Mahdi Daraghmeh told LRC:

“Palestinian farmers at the Jordan Valley  especially in Wad Al-Malih, the occupation has their eyes on the area’s water and land , the occupation also hinders any developmental agricultural project in the area. Recently, the occupation confiscated number of agricultural machineries that operate in agricultural work at the Jordan Valley, among the five tractors in Khirbet Umm Al-Qaba, in addition to other machineries in Ar-Ras Al-Ahmar  , Sahel Al-Buqaia’a and Bardala, this came with closures , and imposing restriction on land access in the area.”

Like several other Khirbets, Um Al-Qaba is a fertile agricultural area , but the occupation transformed about 3000 dunums of the area’s lands into closed military zones , it also transformed its fertile fields into military training areas for the occupation forces. Noteworthy 40 % of these lands are private property for farmers, while 60 % belong to the Catholic patriarch.


Prepared by

 The Land Research Center

Categories: Confiscation