Expanding Al-Mattan Outpost in Kufur Thulth town / Qalqilya governorate

Expanding Al-Mattan Outpost in Kufur Thulth town / Qalqilya governorate


  • Violation: Expanding an outpost.
  • Location: Kufur Thulth town / East Qalqilya.
  • Date: September 1st 2022.
  • Perpetrators: Al-Mattan outpost.
  • Victims: Citizen Ibrahim Al-‘Alim.


In the early morning hours of Thursday September 1st 2022 , the Israeli occupation authorities carried on ravaging vast areas of land to expand Al-Mattan colony east Kufur Thulth.

Before the date of writing this report, Israeli machineries carried on ravaging 17 dunums of postures south the outpost the ravages were in natural block (41) which belongs to citizen Ibrahim Al-‘Alim from Kufur Thulth , the machineries completely leveled the ground , noting that the occupation classifies those lands as governmental properties.

One of ‘Arab Al-Khawali clan members, Raed Ahmad told LRC:

 “Few days ago , colonists raided the community and started harassing citizens , and then carried on several steps that included expanding the outpost in order to establish new colonial units and activate colonialism.”

In reality , the main clear objective here is the clear attempt to turn this outpost into an official Israeli settlement (to the Israeli Government) , noting that it is linked to a larger illegal settlement “Karnei Shamron” through a paved road.

The Occupation Intensified assaults against Palestinian lands and houses at the area, to the point that all agricultural roads were closed , and the majority of structures were destroyed.   

Al Mattan Colony:[1]

 An illegal colony built on Wadi Qana lands since the year 2000, the outpost is considered a part of Karnei Shamron settlement.

The outpost was built on lands confiscated for military purposes , but soon it was handed to colonists to build an illegal outpost with full services.

United Nations General Assembly resolutions on Israeli settlement

  • United Nations General Assembly resolution of 20/1/1972, in which it demanded that Israel is asked to stop a number of measures and practices, including (building Israeli settlements in the occupied Arab territories and transferring some of the civilian population from Israel to the occupied Arab territories).
  • United Nations General Assembly resolution of 15/12/1972, in which the General Assembly requested Israel to stop annexing any part of the occupied Arab territories, establishing settlements in those lands, and transferring the population to them.
  • United Nations General Assembly of 7/12/1973, in which the General Assembly expressed its grave concern over Israel’s violation of the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and all measures taken by Israel to change the features of the occupied territories or their demographic composition, and considered them a grave violation of international law.
  • United Nations General Assembly Resolution of 29/11/1974 in which the General Assembly expressed its deepest concern over the annexation by Israel of some parts of the occupied territories, the establishment of settlements and the transfer of residents to them.
  • United Nations General Assembly resolution of 15/12/1975, consisting of four sections, and in the first section it condemned all the measures that Israel practices in the occupied territories, describing these practices as serious violations of the United Nations Charter and an obstacle to the establishment of a lasting and just peace in the region, stressing that these procedures are null and void, and have no basis of legitimacy.
  • General Assembly Resolution of 28/10/1977, which affirmed in its first clause that all measures and actions taken by Israel in the Palestinian territories and other Arab territories occupied in 1967 are legally untrue, and are a serious obstruction to the endeavors to reach a just and permanent peace in the Middle East. The General Assembly also deeply regrets that Israel continues to implement these measures, in particular the establishment of settlements in the occupied Arab territories.




Prepared by
 The Land Research Center

Categories: Settlement Expansion