Ravaging a plot behind the Annexation and Expansion Wall in Az-Zawiya town / Salfit governorate

Ravaging a plot behind the Annexation and Expansion Wall in Az-Zawiya town / Salfit governorate



  • Violation: Ravaging agricultural lands.
  • Location: Az-Zawiya / West Salfit.
  • Date: October 5th 2020.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Occupation forces.
  • Victims: heirs of Hussain Shqair.


Monday, October 5th 2020 the Israeli Occupation forces carried on ravaging more than 12 dunums of lands blocked behind the annexation and expansion wall in Khallet Kuzbara in Wad Injasat in Salfit governorate.

The targeted lands belong to Heirs of Hussain Shqair , and located in the western side to the apartheid wall.

Photos 1+2: Ravaging lands behind the apartheid wall

Az-Zawiya village Council Head Mahmoud Moqady told LRC:

“Wad Injasat is a strategic location that connects Az-Zawiya to The Occupied village of Kafr Qassim behind the green line, after the construction of the Annexation and Expansion Wall in 2003 accessing and cultivating the targeted lands became very difficult. The occupation now confiscates more lands in order to take over the whole area for future colonial projects.

The annexation and expansion wall ate up 597 dunums of Az-Zzwiya lands , and isolated 4228 dunums, most of these lands are completely controlled by  the Israelis.

The Israeli Occupation Army confiscated vast areas from Az-Zawiya lands and transformed them into training and firing zones, while the Israeli authorities revealed schemes to establish a cemetery and an industrial zone , consequently most of the village lands became threatened.

About Az Zawiya:

 Located 17 kilometer west of Salfit and adjacent to the Green Line, Az Zawiya has a population of 5230 people according to statistics conducted in 2017. 81% of the population depend on agriculture and sheep grazing while the rest work in governmental jobs or private sector projects. Az Zawiya has a total area of 12,000 dunums, 693 of which are a built-up area of the town. Most agricultural lands in Az Zawiya are planted with olive, figs, and cactus.The Israeli occupation confiscated 1747 dunums of Az Zawiya lands for colonies and the Apartheid Wall as the following:

Two colonies are built on Az Zawiya lands. The first is Mazor Atiqa which was built in 1986 and confiscated 573 dunums. The other is Elkana which was built in 1977 and confiscated 57 dunums. Elkana is inhabited by 3050 colonists.

Bypass road number 5 and it devoured 520 dunums of Az Zawiya lands

The Apartheid Wall which destroyed 579 and isolated 4228 dunums


Categories: Uncategorized