The Occupation Forces Seal off Al-Mughayyir village entrance \ Ramallah governorate

The Occupation Forces Seal off Al-Mughayyir village entrance \ Ramallah governorate


  • Violation: Closing a road via earth mounds.
  • Location: Al-Mughayyir Village northwest Ramallah.
  • Date: January 11th 2021.
  • Perpetrators: The Israeli Occupation Forces.
  • Victims: People of Al-Mughayyir village.


 Monday, January 11th 2021, the Israeli Occupation forces raided Al-Mughayyir village northeast Ramallah city, and closed off the western main entrance that connects the village to road Allon through earth mounds which hindered farmers’ and citizens movements.

The targeted road connects the village to nearby Palestinian Communities in Nablus , Jericho and the Jordan Valley . Noteworthy, people of Al-Mughayyir now have to take a road 7 km longer to reach their destinations.

Photo 1: The sealed off entrance

Faraj Na’asan from the village told LRC:

“We were shocked in Monday when the occupation closed the western entrance of the village, which imposed unneeded difficulties on people of the village. The closure however is beneficial to Israeli colonists who try to take over Al-Mughayyir plain lands in the western part of the village , farmers presence at their lands hinders their schemes , so closures is the only way to get rid of Palestinian farmers and impose realities on the ground.”

In 2000 , the occupation forces closed off the village entrance , the closure continued until 2012, after opening the road, the occupation planted a military watch tower at the location, and the occupation close the road off every now and then.

Al Mughayyir: [1]

Al Mughayyir is located 30 km to the north east of Ramallah; it is inhabited by around 3,249 people according to the PCBS statistics conducted in 2017.

Most of the village agricultural fields are located in its eastern parts; its total area is 33055 dunums, 501 of which are built-up area.

The Israeli occupation confiscated 37 dunums of Al Mughayyir lands for bypass #458. 

According to Oslo Accords, about 95% of the village is under Area C while only 5% is under Area B.

  • Area B: 1,695 dunums
  • Area C: 31,360 dunums



Categories: Closure