Colonists Set Up Caravans on Immatine village lands/ Qalqilya Governorate

Colonists Set Up Caravans on Immatine village lands/ Qalqilya Governorate


  • Violation: illegal colonists set up caravans on Palestinian lands.
  • Location: Immatin Village / East Qalqilya.
  • Date: September 20th 2020.
  • Perpetrators: Colonists of the illegal colony “Immanuel”.
  • Victims: Citizen Ahmed Hussain.


September 20th 2020 , a group of colonists set up three caravans leveling to take over vast areas of agricultural lands belong to citizen Ahmed Hussain who currently lives in Jordan , the targeted plot is in natural block 7 of Immatin , in an area also known as “Khallet Iqtaish” , noting that the targeted plot is (10 dunums).

The Affected Citizen Ahmed Hussain told LRC :

“I own a plot with a total area of 40 dunums in Khallet Qtaish , 30 dunums of which are olive groves , The remaining ten dunums were planted several times but colonists would uproot the trees every time , and 4 years ago they set fire to the whole ten dunums. Since Israeli colonists built Immanuel colony nearby , they turned the plot into a dump site , a year and a half ago we planted the plot with olive trees , but they were damaged as a result of colonists excessive dumping on the plot”.

Ahmed Hussain asserted:

“The Occupation tried to take over 10 dunums of my plot through declaring them as an Israeli State property, I submitted an objection in the Israeli Supreme court in 2014 to no avail. Once again in July 6th 2020 , the so called governmental properties department in the Israeli Civil Administration issued a military order declaring that my plot is a governmental property , and a while later colonists decided to set up a siege around the plot on the pretext that it is under the administration of the Immanuel colony regional council , most recently fanatic colonists set up three caravans on my plot leveling to take over it for Immanuel’s future expansion, but I will defend my land until the last breath and will go again to the occupation’s court”. For more information about this case read LRC report in July 2020 (Arabic, English).

About Immatin Village:[1]

The village of Immatin is located 20 km to the east of Qalqilya. It is edged by Qalqiliya city from the east, Kfar Qaddum from the north, Al-Funduq from the west , Fartaa and Jit from the north and Deir Istiya from the south.

It has a population of 2,755 until 2017. It has a total area of ​​7,346 dunums, of which 306 dunums are built-up area.

The Israeli occupation forces confiscated 311 dunums of the village’s lands as follows:

  • Emmanuel  colony looted (160) dunums from the village lands
  • The bypass road number 55 confiscated about 30 dunums from the lands
  • The apartheid wall seized 121 dunms for its construction
  • Classification of land according to the Oslo agreement for the village:
  • Areas classified B are (3,940) dunms.
  • Areas classified areas C are (3,406) dunums.

When completed, the wall in Immatin will be 4,582 meters and will confiscate and isolate  a total of 2,675 dunums.




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