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Jewish Settler Arson

What is affected
Type of violation Demolition/destruction
Date 07 October 2020
Region MENA
Country Palestine
City Deir Ballut, west of Salfit

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Total 4100
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
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Palestine: Jewish Settlers Torch Olive Grove

 

7 October 2020

 

The Palestine Chronicle

 

Jewish Settlers Torch Olive Grove in Occupied West Bank

 

 

Jewish settlers today torched an olive grove belonging to Deir Ballut town, west of Salfit, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

 

The town mayor Yahya Mustafa told WAFA that a group of settlers set fire to 50 olive trees, located to the east of the town, and identified the landlords as Yousef, Mustafa and Sbeih Abdul-Ilah.

Located 15 kilometers to the west of Salfit city, Deir Ballut has a population of some 4,100 and occupied a total area of 11,900 dunams. It boasts several archeological sites dating back to the Byzantine era, such as St. Simeon Monastery and al-Qal‘a Monastery.

 

Before 1948, the village owned 40,000 dunums of land (10,000 acres). In 1967, 20% of the land of DeirBallut (or 2,000 acres) was confiscated into Israel. Since then, like so many other villages in Palestine, Deir Ballut has been subjected to almost continual land theft for Israeli settlements, bypass roads, and military installations.

 

Under the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority was given limited control over a small pocket of land occupying 621 dunams, accounting for almost 5 percent of the village’s total area. In contrast, Israel maintains control over the remainder, classified as Area C.

 

 

Israel has constructed a section of the apartheid wall, which encircles the village from three directions, confiscating and isolating some 4,050 dunams of fertile land for colonial settlement activities and pushing the villagers into a crowded enclave, a ghetto, surrounded by walls, settlements and military installations.

 

Israel has established two colonial settlements, namely Alei Zahav and Pedu’el, on lands confiscated from the village. It has confiscated more land for the construction of settler-only by-pass road 446, which extends two kilometers on the village’s land.

 

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