Israeli settlers cut down 35 olive trees from the lands of Brogin town / Salfit governorate

Israeli settlers cut down 35 olive trees from the lands of Brogin town / Salfit governorate


  • Violation: destruction of 35 olive seedlings
  • Location: Broqin town, west of Salfit.
  • Date of violation: 25/11/2020.
  • Perpetrator: setters from “Brokhin” settlement.
  • Affected party: Farmer Youssef Mohamed Abdel-Latif Sabra.

Violation details:

In the early evening hours of Wednesday, November 25, 2020, an extremist group of settlers infiltrated the land of the farmer Youssef Muhammad Abdul Latif Sabra, a citizen of the town of Broqin, west of the city of Salfit,  and cut down 35  Olive trees at the age of five years. This attack is not considered the first of its kind in that particular site  as the first one took place on the second of March, 2020.  farmer on the second of March 2020, when the settlers cut down 42 olive trees owned by the same farmer in “Al-Wadat” area.  For more information, see the report issued by the Land Research Center at the time (click here).

In both attacks the settlers came from the near by settlement of Brokhin whose name was stolen from the original Palestinian village of Brogin . This settlement was established during  the eighties of the last century on land confiscated from the village of Broqin.  A short while ago a colonial road was built to connect the threatened mount of  Subuh with the settlement “Brokhin”.


 The affected farmer reported to the Land Research Center’s researcher the following:

” I own a plot of land of 6 dunums north of the town of Broqin and I have got all the ownership documents  by law.  In January last year,  I began to rehabilitate part of what was left of my land after the confiscation of  a section of it for the settlement of “Brokhin”. I planted 45 olive trees at the age of five years, but the settlers came last March and cut down 42 trees out of the total.  After that, I replanted the land  with olive trees, and I fenced it with barbed wires, but the same sabotage gang returned to the site and destroyed my trees. I levied a complaint to the Israeli police through the district liaison office but the case was registered against an unknown person.”

Broqin Village:

The village of Broqin is located 10 km from the western side of the city of Salfit. It is bordered from north by the village of Haris  and  the Israeli Industrial Zone affiliated to Ariel colony. It is bordered form the  west by the village of  Kafr al-Dik, from the east by the village of  Farkha and the town of Salfit, and from the south by the villages of Kafr Ayn, Bani Zayed and Qarawat Bani Zaid.

Its total population is 4,174 people, according to  2014 census. Its total area is 12,285 dunums, of which 706 dunums are a built-up.

The occupation confiscated an area of ​​3,385 dunums of its lands, as followed:

  • 1- About  ​​3,334 dunums  for  settlement construction;
  • 2- About  503 dunums  for bypass roads;
  • 3- About  785 dunams for the construction of the Expansion and annexation Wall, in addition to   5,159 dunams separated behind it.

Classification of village lands according to the Oslo Agreement:

  • Areas classified as A (1,005) dunums.
  • Areas classified as B (4,376) donums.
  • Areas classified as C (6,905) dunums.








Categories: Settlers Attacks