The Israeli occupation targets 100 olive trees and agricultural facilities in Humsa At-Tihta hamlet / Tubas governorate

The Israeli occupation targets 100 olive trees and agricultural facilities in Humsa At-Tihta hamlet / Tubas governorate


  • Violation: A notice of removal on trees and agricultural facilities.
  • Location: Khirbet Humsa At-Tihta / the northern Jordan Valley.
  • Date: January 14th 2020.
  • Perpetrator: Department of Antiquities – The Israeli Occupation Civil Administration.
  • Victims: Citizens Mahmoud Bsharat and Hayel Bsharat.


An Officer from the Israeli occupation’s so called department of activities accompanied by a massive army force raided Humsa At-Tihta hamlet in January 14th , heading towards an area known of “Al-Basaliya” in the northern Jordan Valley east Tubas , the occupation gave Hayel Besharat eviction notice numbered (00240) , which includes removing 100 olive trees aging 9 years old , and number of agricultural facilities, beehives, electricity poles , under claims of using a site of antiquities , the occupation gave the owner only 14 days to evict the area.

Reportedly, The notice targets the following:

  • 100 olive trees aging 9 years old.
  • A tent used for poultry raising , built of woods and fabric with an area of 12 m2, it consists o 40 chickens.
  • A house of bricks and a zinc ceiling with an area of 100 m2.
  • A water harvesting cistern with a storage capacity of 45m3.
  • A barn used for cattle breeding , it contains of 70 head of cattle.
  • 8 Electricity poles.
  • 13 beehives.
  • A tent used as a barn for cattle breeding with an area of 60 m2.
  • 60 dunums planted with wheat.

The targeted facilities benefit two families:

  • Mahmoud Hayel Bshrat’s family which consists of 5 family members, among them 3 children.
  • Hayel Bsharat’s family which consists of 4 members among them 2 members with special needs.

Mahmoud Hayel Bsharat (41) told LRC :

“We have been living in the area for more than 30 years , we practice agriculture and cattle breeding for living , during the recent years we were targeted by halt of work and demolition orders in 2014 and 2016, they also confiscated mobile agricultural rooms in 2018 , and demolished agricultural barracks in 2015, despite all that we remained steadfast in our lands , which angered the Israeli occupation , which is now inventing new pretexts for forced eviction, such as claiming that an area is a site of antiquities.”

Photo 1: the notice

Photos 2-9: the targeted facilities in the notice

Humsa At-Tihta hamlet is a part of the northern Jordan Valley , most of its inhabitants are originally from Tammun village (Bsharat and Odeh families), they depend mainly on Herding and agriculture for living , while they live in tents and Barracks , the occupation considers the community illegal, and tries to forcibly displace its people,  the community is inhabited by 86 people, most of them are children in 13 families.



Prepared by

 The Land Research Center








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