The Israeli occupation lay their hands on 166 dunums south east Qalqilya

The Israeli occupation lay their hands on 166 dunums south east Qalqilya


  • Violation: confiscation of vast areas of lands.
  • Location: Qalqilya city , Hebla town , ‘Azzun town.
  • Date: January 2020.
  • Perpetrator: The Israeli occupation civil administration.
  • Victims: Number of farmers from the village.


October 29 , 2019 , the Israeli occupation civil administration passed a resolution to confiscate 166 dunums from lands south east Qalqilya , the confiscation is with the objective of expanding bypass “55” which serves “Alfe Menashe” and “Tzufim” settlements that were built on confiscated lands in the area.

Noteworthy , in early January 2020 , the Israeli occupation informed the Palestinian Liaison office if their decision.

According to military order entitled “An order related to Land Laws (confiscation for public interest) , (Judia and Samaria) (numbered 321) , 1969-5729” , which confiscates lands for the purpose of expanding a segment of bypass 55 , the occupation set the targeted locations in the project:

Hableh town:

  • Natural block 7627 pieces : 31,41,42, “0” road between pieces.
  • Natural block 7628 pieces: 1-6,24.
  • Natural block 7567 pieces: 10,12,13,18,35.

Qalqilya city :

  • Natural block 7568 pieces: 35,48,50,57,53,65,66, “0” road between pieces.

‘Azzun town:

  • Natural block 34 (plea) pieces: 2-4,9, “0” road between pieces.
  • Natural block 26(plea) pieces: 54,55,57-59,65-67, “0” road between pieces.
  • Natural block 25 (plea) Pieces : 48-51.

According to Qalqilya governorate estimations, the targeted lands belong to 47 families most of them are from Hableh , An-Nabi Elyas, Ras ‘Atiyah , Azzun towns and Qalqilya.

The responsible on colonization file in Qalqilya Mahmoud Ash-Shaikh, told LRC :

“This scheme is only a part of a bigger scheme that aim to perpetuating Zionist occupation, 2 years ago the occupation expanded bypass 55 from the north on confiscated lands from An-Nabi Elyas, while now the occupation is expanding the width of the bypass road that connects “Alfe Menashe” to “Tzufim” , which reflects the occupation’s intention to change the area’s features in order to expand their settlements.”

Noteworthy, “Alfe Menashe” and “Tzufim” receive great support from the Israeli occupation government  , during the recent years both settlements receive great fund for infrastructure and physical expansion , which contributed in increasing populations in the settlement.

Photo 1: a segment of bypass 55

Photo 2: Alfe Menashe settlement


Legal Feedback:

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights:

  1. All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence.

Article 17 of Universal declaration of human rights 10Dec- 1948:  

(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.


Prepared by

 The Land Research Center

Categories: Military Orders