Building of a new military road east of Khirbet Tana / Nablus Governorate

Building of a new military road east of Khirbet Tana / Nablus Governorate

 

  • Violation: Building a new military road.
  • Location:  Khirbet Tana _Nablus
  • Date of violation: 02/09/2020.
  • Perpetrators: the Israeli Occupation Army.
  • Affected party: the people of Khirbet Tana.

Violation details:

On Wednesday morning, September 2, 2020, the Israeli occupation army began constructing a new military road to connect Khirbet Tana with the military bypass road known as “Alon Road” east of Khirbet Tana in the two areas known as “Al Shifa” and “Al Banaiq”.

The mayor of the near by Beit Furik town, Mr. Hussein Al-Hajj Muhammad, told the Land Research Center’s researcher the following:

There is an old occupation plan to seize Khirbet Tana, and this new military road that connects Khirbet Tana with the bypass road – Alon Road – is one of the means that will facilitate the occupation army’s goal  to reach the village easily and at any moment in order to control its lands and dismiss its people”.

The occupation claims that a large part of the lands of Khirbet Tana is “state lands. For this reason, the occupation has turned large areas of it into closed military zones. Hence, the construction of this road is considered a continuation of this plan to tighten control over the lands there and prevent their use even as pastures. The length of the newly built road is about 2 km.

As mentioned previously, the Israeli occupation classifies the Tana area as a closed military zone, even though its inhabitants have been there for more than 60 years. In November 2015, the Israeli Supreme Court of ” justice” rejected the petition submitted by the farmers in the area, who demanded a review of a previous decision of the same court, taken in February 2009, which calls for the evacuation of the entire village and the displacement of all its residents, given that the area is a closed military zone . This decision came at a time, coinciding with the implementation of more than 15 demolitions by the occupation forces in that area. Despite this, the Palestinian people  in Tana insist to stay on their land because they obtain all the needed ownership documents and they feel that they enjoy a full right to live there, while the presence of foreign settlers who live  in the near by settlements of “Makhoula” and “Itamar” is illegal according to international laws and Security Council resolutions calling for the dismantling of all Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

 

Categories: Bypass Roads