Ravaging an Agricultural Road in Masafer Yatta South Hebron

Ravaging an Agricultural Road in Masafer Yatta South Hebron


  • Violation: Ravaging a road.
  • Date: March 3rd 2020.
  • Location: Masafer Yatta \ South Hebron.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Civil Administration- An arm of the Occupation Authorities.
  • Victims: Citizens of Masafer Yatta.


Tuesday March 3rd 2020, The Occupation’s bulldozers ravaged an agricultural road that connects small villages in Masafer Yatta south Hebron, under claims of opening the road without a license from the Occupation.

In the early morning hours, an army force accompanied by a vehicle from the building and organization department in the Civil Administration and two excavators produced by companies Hyundai and Liugong raided Masafer Yatta , and carried on destroying a road all the way from Fakhit village towards She’ab Al-Butum.

Photos 1-3: shots from the ravaging in Masafer Yatta.

Reportedly, the targeted road is 2.4 km long opened by Masafer Yatta village council in 2017 , the opening was funded by the Local Governance .

In June 26th 2017, the Occupation authorities issued a halt of Work Notice for the road on the pretext of opening without a license , and set July 13th 2017 as the date of the subcommittee session in Beit El military court to decide the fate of road. The village council applied for a license and provided the necessary papers , but the occupation authorities rejected the application, and closed off the road on several occasions.

In the recent ravages , the occupation caused unrepeatable damage. The road was opened through a rough mountainousarea , and covered the dirt road with concrete which facilitated vehicles’ movement , but the occupations’ machineries completely destroyed it.

The Occupation is imposing restrictive measurements in Masafer Yatta , In February 25th 2020 the Occupation forces closed the road that links Yatta town to She’ab Al-Butum area , nearby bypass 317 , it is reported that military bulldozers put earth mounds on She’ab Al-Butum area and isolated it from Yatta town , they also ravaged the eastern road of She’ab Al-Butum that gives the village another way out.

Photo 4 : Closing the road west She’ab Al-Butum.

This time of  the year usually wetness an increase of movement between Masafer Yatta villages  as farmers cultivate their lands and herders search for postures.


Categories: Land Razing