Eviction Notice for Palm Grove in Aj-Jiftlik village / North Jericho

Eviction Notice for Palm Grove in Aj-Jiftlik village / North Jericho


  • Violation: Eviction notice for palm grove.
  • Location: Aj-Jiftlik village / North Jericho.
  • Date: April 6th 2020.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Civil Administration – Governmental properties department.
  • Victims: Farmer Anwar Abu Joudeh.


Sunday April 6th 2020 , The Israeli Occupation Forces raided Khallet ‘Allan area south Aj-Jiftlik. Accompanied by governmental properties committee , the fanatic troops put a military notice next to a metal siege that surrounds a palm grove planted with 90 palm saplings , on the pretext of assaulting a governmental property.

Photo 1: Eviction notice

The Occupation authorities under notice number (392040) gave the owner only 45 days to remove the palm saplings, in case the owner refused to uproot them and breached the deadline, the occupation forces will carry out the operation and make the owner pay all the costs.

The targeted lands belong to Anwar Abu Joudeh from Aj-Jiftlik who supports a family of 7 , 2 of them are children , he told LRC field worker:

“I inherited a plot from my father and planted it with palm saplings (90) , and surrounded them with a metal siege for protection . Two years later, I received a military order claiming that the land belongs to the “Israeli state.”

Photos 2-5: palm saplings at the targeted land

The Occupation already confiscated vast areas from Aj-Jiftlik lands, and controls most of its water, which had a devastating impact on the agricultural sector.

During the recent years, Land Research Center documented the distribution of tens of demolition notices targeting houses and facilities, the occupation nevertheless closed off areas of agricultural lands and postures under the pretext of protecting the environment, while colonists are allowed to use them for colonial expansion.

 About al- Jiftlik:[1]

It is located 35km to the northern part of Jericho city and is edged by the village of Beit Dajan from the northwest and Massua colony from the west. The village has a population of 3100 people until 2017 and has a total land area of 185031 dunums of which 1110 dunums are built-up area. Noteworthy, the occupation expropriated around 12040 dunums from the village as follows:

  • 3207 dunums were confiscated for the favor of establishing colonies in the nearby.
  • 3328 dunums were confiscated for the bypass roads no. (90, 505, and 508).
  • 5505 dunums were confiscated for the favor of military camps




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