The Israeli Occupation Cuts 142 olive trees in Yasouf village / Salfit governorate

The Israeli Occupation Cuts 142 olive trees in Yasouf village / Salfit governorate


  • Violation: Cutting 142 olive trees.
  • Location: Yasouf village / east Salfit.
  • Date: July 8th 2020.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Occupation Forces.
  • Victims: 11 agricultural facilities at the village.


The Israeli Occupation cut down olive trees from Yasuf village northeast Salfit , in order to open a new bypass road known as bypass Huwara , which was ratified by the occupation’s government in 2019 , but working on the ground only started recently.

Wednesday morning, July 8th 2020, the Israeli Occupation forces cut and sabotaged 142 aging olive trees , at As-Shajara location nearby bypass (60) , and towards Za’atara military checkpoint northeast Yasuf village.

Photos 1-4: cutting trees at citizen’s lands

This step followed the Israeli Occupation’s resolution decision to open the road.

The following table shows more information ab9out the attack:

Affected citizen

Number of damaged trees

Samer Misleh

Ahmed Misleh


Kinan Misleh


Mohammed Misleh


Ghassan Misleh


Mufeed Misleh


Mohammed Misleh


Sabri Misleh


Abdul Rahman Misleh

Sayel Misleh

Mohammed Misleh




Source: Firsthand field observation – Israeli Violations Monitoring Section – Land Research Center – July 2019.

The Occupation forces confiscated 406 dunums  in 2019 to open the road in the lands of (Huwara , Bita , ‘Awarta , Yatma, As-Sawiya, Yasouf) which will result in uprooting 3 thousand fruitful trees.

This road is one of the most dangerous colonialist projects , it aims to  turn Israeli colonies illegally built in Nablus governorate into large cities.

The targeted location in opening the bypass road according to the military notice (Resolution of confiscating a property – Huwara bypass road number h/2/19):



Natural block


Wad Al-‘Arees , At-Tirah , Wad Burin , Fejaj – Burin

Block Feskali 6


– Wad Burin , Al-‘Amed Hersat Sa’id , Marj Oud Allah.

-Wad Suliman , Bab Beit Al-Khirbeh , At-Tul.

-An-Nuqa’a , Ad-Dera’a , Ras Aj-Junh , Ad-Der’a.

-An-Najma Al-Qibliya.

-Al-Omari , Beir Qozeh land.

– As-Sabt.

-Luhuf Jabal Zaid , Jabal Zaid

-Block Feskali 13



-Block Feskali 6



-Block Feskali 12



-Block Feskali 5


-Block Feskali 4


-Block Feskali 1

-Block Feskali 2



-Land – Bir Qozeh

– As-Sabt , Khallet Bir Abu Shusha


-Block Feskali 8

-Block Feskali 10



The Khirbet’s land

-Block Feskali 5



-She’ab Al-Wareet , She’ab As-Sadi .  Za’atar.

-Al-Kajam, Aj-Jefri.

-Block Feskali 2



– Block Feskali 14


-Ebn Naqr , Hariqat Abu Dabous , Khallet Sabra

Block Feskali 8


-Al-Qarna , Ras Ad-Dur

Block Feskali 9


Yasuf: [1]

It is 16km south of Nablus. Yasuf is surrounded by Huwara and Jamma’in (north), Marda (west), Yatma (east), and Iskaka (south).

Yasuf is inhabited by 2093 people (according to 2017 census). It has a total area of 6037 dunums, 330 of which are built-up area of the village. 

The Israeli occupation confiscated 814 dunums for these two colonies: Kfar Tapuah colony which was built on Yasuf lands in 1978. The colony is inhabited by 523 colonists and Rachelim- Shvut that was built in 1991 and devoured 10 dunums.

Besides, the bypass road number 508 confiscated more than 155 dunums of the village lands.

According to Oslo Accords, only 1427 dunums of Yasuf lands are under Area B (PA is in charge of civil matters with Israel responsible for security) while most of Yasuf is under Area C (Israel maintains full security and administrative control). About of 4609 dunums of Yasuf is in area C.



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