The occupation uproots and confiscates 300 olive Seedlings in Sa’ir town/ northeast Hebron

The occupation uproots and confiscates 300 olive Seedlings in Sa’ir town/ northeast Hebron


  • Violation: uprooting and confiscating saplings.
  • Date: March 26th 2020.
  • Location: Wadi Sa’ir / Hebron Governorate.
  • Perpetrator: the so-called Israeli Civil Administration.
  • Victims: Farmer Samir Al-Shalaldeh.


Under the horrible conditions the world is experiencing , as a result of the spread of the Corona virus, and is Palestinians are living in home quarantine , the Israeli Occupation is taking advantage of the current situation to implement their schemes, and make objection measurements almost impossible.

In the meanwhile, The state of emergency was declared in the Palestinian territories in March 6th  2020, to confront the Corona pandemic, and in March 6th 2020 it became clear that the occupation authorities had issued an order to uproot and confiscate olive seedlings from a plot that belong to citizen Samir Al-Shalaldeh in Sa`ir town, north Hebron.

The owner had no prior knowledge of this matter, and he was surprised when he received a phone call from one of his neighbors in Wadi Sa’ir,  telling him that soldiers from the occupation army and workers had stormed his land in the area, and began to uproot the newly planted olive seedlings and load  them onto a truck .

Mr. Shalaldeh went to his land to see what had happened and he found a notice issued by the occupation authorities entitled “Eviction notice ” attached with it  maps and a picture showing the targeted land. The notice was dated March 8th 2020 and  gave the owner 24 hours for objection.

Photos 1 + 2 + 3: The eviction orders found on a citizen’s land

Shalalda told LRC that  in January 2020, he got his land reclaimed and cultivated with about 300 olive seedlings. the total area of his targeted land is 20 dunums  located in the fertile Wadi Sai’r area.

In this regards, it is worth to mention the impossible mission given to Shalalda to object to the order within a period of 24 hours in these terrible circumstances, as people are staying home to prevent the spread of the pandemic, and in light of the closure of all related departments responsible for documents issuance required by the occupation to object to such orders. In fact, the Israeli occupation authorities are taking benefit of the ongoing closures and restrictions that have been in force since the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020.




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