The Occupation Destroys Market Stalls nearby Aj-Jalama military checkpoint / Jenin Governorate

The Occupation Destroys Market Stalls nearby Aj-Jalama military checkpoint / Jenin Governorate


  • Violation: destroying market stalls.
  • Location: Aj-Jalama village / Jenin Governorate.
  • Date: February 3rd 2021.
  • Perpetrator: The Israeli Occupation Forces.
  • Victims: 13 families at the area.


Wednesday , February 3rd 2021 , the Israeli Occupation forces raided the area south Aj-Jalama Checkpoint , and carried on demolishing number of market stalls  on the sides of the road that leads to Aj-Jalama Checkpoint , the process targeted 13 stalls belong to 13 families from Aj-Jalama and Nearby villages.

The Occupation claims that the stalls are set up on the road’s space , and removed them under security claims.

Photo 1: Aj-Jalama checkpoint and the Occupation Forces

For more information look at the table below:

Affected Citizen

Family Members

The Targeted Facilities

‘Arsan Abu Salama


hot drinks stand

Mohammed Sha’aban


Hot drinks stand

Mohammed ‘Abed


hand tools stand

Khaled ‘Ebaid



Sandwiches stand

Haitham ‘Ebaid


Sandwiches stand

Waleed Abu Zaho


Stand for cold drinks and snacks

Munjed Jaramna


Mobile oven

Fayez Sha’aban


Sandwiches stand

Tariq Massad


Crackers stand

Ma’en Qasrawi


Stand for cold drinks and snacks

Mohammed ‘Ejawi


Fruits stand

Rajeh Sbaihat


Vegetables stand

Sha’aban Fraihat


Hot drinks stand





Victim Rajih Sbaihat told LRC:

“I Support a family of three, my wife and our one-year old daughter, the stand is our only source of income, today the occupation demolished my vegetables stand, and left me without any available source to provide for my family.”


Al Jalama is located 7 km to the north of Jenin; It is bordered by the green line – occupied territories of 1948 (north) ,  Al-Yamoun village (west) , ‘Arbona village (east) , ‘Arana village (south) .

Aj-Jalama has a population of 2268 people , until 2017 census.

Aj-jalama village is within the borders of Marj Bani Amer village council . Marj Bani Amer has an area of 65,656 dunums, of which 265 dunums are a built up area for Aj-Jalama. The village council of Marj Bani ‘Amer contains the following community : (( Aj-Jalama , Al-Jmailat , Um Qaboub ,  Barghasha , Beit Qad, Jalboun, Khirbet Abu ‘Anqar , Deir Abu Da’ef , Deir Ghazala, ‘Arana , ‘Arbouna , Faqou’a, Mashro’a Beit Qad , Wadi Al-Dabe’a)).

Aj-Jalama village consists of 4 artesian wells that provided water for the village , the artesian wells were managed by : Salim Abu Farha , Jamal Abdul –Hadi ,l Yasin Soboh , and Abu Issa company. According to the village council each one of the wells produced about 100 cup/ per hour, but the occupation did not only confiscate them but also dried them, now citizens have to buy water even with their high poverty rates.

Most of Aj-Jalama lands are invested in rainfed agriculture , while 400 dunums are invested in protected agriculture , 300 dunums are olive groves , 350 dunums are invested in irrigated agriculture (source: Aj-Jalama village council).

The village of Al Jalama and the two towns of Sandala and Al Muqbeila (occupied in 1948) used to have social and economic ties as well as family ties as they were considered to be one unit. The clans present in these three towns include Al Omari, Abu Farha, Sahori, Sha’aban, Abu Issa in addition to the clan of Radi. These communities used to have one school and one mosque until the Nakba took place in 1948 when these communities were forcefully separated.

The occupation confiscated 400 dunums, bypass 60 ate up 100 dunums, the segregation wall ate up 300 dunums, and isolated 100 dunums, the segregation wall is 3500 m long.

Oslo accords divided the land as the following:

  • B area : 250 dunums.
  • C area : 65,406 dunums.
Categories: Demolition