Closures in Majdal BaniFadel and Qusra south Nablus governorate

Closures in Majdal BaniFadel and Qusra south Nablus governorate


  • Violation: the Israeli Occupation forces close the entrances of two villages.
  • Location :MajdilBaniFadel and Qusra south Nablus governorate.
  • Date: March 26th 2020.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Occupation forces.
  • Victims: People of the targeted villages.


In the early evening hours of Thursday March 26th 2020, the Israeli occupation forces sealed off the northern entrance of Qusra village via cement blocks , the targeted road links the village to bypass 5 , which hindered citizens’  movement south Nablus.

The occupation claim that the closure is for security claims , the targeted road serves 7000 citizens from Qusra and Jaloud villages in their way to Nablus city and other villages , travelers now have to pass a 13 kilometer longer road towards their destinations.

Photo 1: The sealed off road – Qusra

In the same context , the Israeli Occupation forces closed the southern entrance of MajdalBaniFadel village via cement blocks , the targeted road links the village to bypass 5 , now people of the targeted village will have to take a 7 km longer road through ‘Aqraba village then to the main road to reach their destinations.

Photo 2 : The sealed off road – MajdalBaniFadil

The Responsible on colonization file GhassanDaghlas told LRC:

 “The occupation is imposing more movement restrictions on people of the area in such a rough time during the spread of the corona pandemic, and the need to have facilitations for urgent cases, the closures hinders providing humanitarian aid for people in need during these difficult times.

The Occupation’s collective punishment policies are still ongoing even in time of a human catastrophe, and while the world is busy with the spread of the corona virus, Israel is committing nonstop Human Rights abuses against Palestinians


23 kilometer south of Nablus, Qusra is surrounded by Jurish (North) ,Talfit (West), MajdelBaniFadel (east) and bordered by “MitzpeRahel” (south).

 Qusra has a population of 5318 people according to projections made in 2017. It has a total area of 8886 dunums, 775 of which are a built-up area of the village.

The Israeli occupation devoured 223 dunums of Qusra lands, for the following purposes:

“Megdalim” settlement was established in 1984 devoured 155 , and inhabited by 348 settlers according to 2018 census.

Bypass roads (508) devourd 68 dunums.

About Majdil Bani Fadil village:

Majdil Bani Fadil is located 25 km south east Nablus, bordered by Aqraba town (north), Qasra village (west), Aj-Jiftlik village (east) , and Doma village (south).

Majdil Bani Fadil has a population of (2907) people in 2017.

The village has an area of 6651 dunums , of which 287 dunums are the town’s built up area.

The occupation confiscated about 398 dunums for opening bypass 505.

Oslo conventions divided the land as the following:

B area (1,209) dunums.

C area (5,442) dunums.


Categories: Closure