“Kedumim” settlers destroy 20 olive seedlings in Kafr Qaddum / Qalqilya Governorate

“Kedumim” settlers destroy 20 olive seedlings in Kafr Qaddum / Qalqilya Governorate


  • Violation: destroying 20 olive seedlings.
  • Location: the village of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya.
  • Date of violation: 04/04/2020.
  • Perpetrator: colonists from “Kedumim”.
  • Affected party: Farmer Akef Abdul Raouf Abdullah Jumaa.

Details of the violation:

In the evening hours of Saturday, April 4, 2020, a group of settlers infiltrated from the colony of “Kedumim” towards the closed southern entrance of the village of Kafr Qaddum within the area known as “Khawarij”. The colonists took advantage of the farmers’ inability to reach that area due to the state of quarantine of Corona” epidemic in the area and the fact that the area is considered a closed  military zone due to its proximity to the “Kedumim” settlement.  During the attacks, the colonists  cut down 20 olive plants at the age of three-years owned by the farmer Akef Abdul Raouf Abdullah Jumaa, a citizen of the village.

Speaking on phone about the details of the attack, farmer Jumaa told the Land Research Center’s researcher the following:

“At the beginning of last January, I planted my land whose total area is  one and a half acres with olive seedlings as we periodically take care of it and protect it from the greed of the colonists who often  embark on attacks on us and on our land in that area under the protection and participation of their army to  discourage  us from tending our lands”.

It is noteworthy that during the past few years, the village of Kafr Qaddum  has been subjected to dozens of attacks on olive trees. A large number of these attacks were carried out under the escort of the occupation army.

Kafr Qaddum village:

It is located 23 km from the city of Qalqilya, with a total area of 17,161 dunams, of which 456 dunums are built up area. Its population is approximately 3,280 people according to the 2017 census  of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. hundred of dunums of its land were confiscated for the building of the settlements of  Kedumim Zion, Givat Herkiziz. Kedumim Gate.


Categories: Settlers Attacks