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Settlers' attacks Report for January of 2014. Uprooting more than 2,000 olive trees and almost daily attacks on citizens.

January 2014 witnessed increase in the continues settlers' crimes against Palestinians and their property, as well as the reveal of further settlement expansion plans that the Israeli government agreed on. 



The Israeli government has announced the construction of more than 1,600 housing units were distributed as follows: 

0.250 housing units in the settlement of "Ofra" 0.108 units in the settlement of "Carney Shmron" 0.600 housing units in Jerusalem, 0.227 units in the settlement of "Efrat" 0.78 units in "Alfe Mansheh" settlement, 0.40 units in the settlement of "Ariel" 0.75 units in the settlement of "Adam" 0.24 units in the settlement of "Bitar Elite" 0.102 units in the settlement of "Amnoial" and 169 housing units "Al Nkafieh" settlement. 



As the occupation army and settlers' daily attacks continues against Palestinian citizens, their land and property, 2020 olive trees were uprooted in January 2014, along with 50 almond and grapes trees; as the Israeli army uprooted 1000 olive trees in Qana Vally in Salfit district, 800 of them belong to the citizen Abdul Karim Ahmed Mansour, and 100 of them belong to the citizen Qasim Mansoor and 100 trees belong to the citizen Abdul Qader Abu Hijleh. 



The settlers of "Shiloh" settlement  uprooted and stole1000 olive seedlings in Singel in Ramallah district. In Yatta, south of Hebron "ream" settlers uprooted 50 olive trees of considerable age belongs to the citizen Khader Meseef, along with 50 almond and grapes trees that the Occupation Army uprooted. 



In addition to the confiscation of land and the targeting olive trees, settlers attack Palestinian citizens' under the protection and observation of Occupation Army; they attack their property, burn their cars and houses, throwing stones at passers-by, and road closures, they even burn mosques and wrote racist graffiti on walls, like what happened in Darastia village where a group of settlers burned down a mosque in the village and wrote racist graffiti. 



Settlers living in settlements on the occupied West Bank, attack Palestinians almost everyday; most attacks are under the protection and supervision of the occupation army, as parts of one occupation expansion policy, aims eventually to work on the completion of the colonial policy of the Israeli government represented in confiscating Palestinians lands and displacing them. 



Despite the launch of negotiations since last September, the Israeli government and settlers increased the attacks, demolitions, confiscation, settlement expansion, and the announcement of the construction of new housing units. As well as settlers' expropriation of lands, razing and planting them. In addition to demolition of Palestinians houses and tents, like what happened in the Yatta area in Hebron when  "Susia" settlers destroyed a tin tent that belongs to the citizen Ezz El Deen Al Daajndh, in the area of ​​Khirbet Susiya, and like what happened when the settlers devastated agricultural land which has an area of ​​70 square meters, in the village of Kisan in Bethlehem.



The following table illustrates the details of dozens of attacks carried out by the occupation army and settlers during January of 2014.

 

 

Attack

 

Date

Region

Settlement

Loses

 

Attacking lands

 

28\1\2014

 

Keysan-  Bethlehem

 

 

Settlers bulldoze a 70 square meters land under the protection of the occupation army.

 

 

Confiscating

 

26\1\2014

 

 

Wad Rahall-

Bethlehem

 

Afrat

 

The settlers have done manual digging activities, under the protection of soldiers and Israeli police who have detained journalists who were in place to cover the event, in agricultural lands with a total area of about 700 m2 owned by citizens of the village of Wad Rahal.

 

 

Attacking farmers

 

25\1\2014

 

Beit Omar-

Hebron

 

Bat Ayin

 

 

The settlers threw stones towards farmers from Al Salebi family, and called them names, and threatened them if they return to their land, this made them to escape from the area, concerning for themselves and their children.

 

 

Attacking farmers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24\1\2014

 

Khirbat Em El Kher\ Yatta

Hebron

 

 

Karmiel

 

Settlers throw stones on farmers from Al Hathalen family, called them names, and prevented them from grazing their sheep and access to water wells in agricultural land in al Khirba. The uprooting of olive trees.

 

 

Uprooting trees

 

 

 

23\1\2014

 

Wad Kana\

Deirastya-

Salfeet

 

Occupation army

 

Uprooting 1000 olive trees, 800 of it belongs to the citizen Abd El Kareem Ahmad Mansoor, 100 of it belongs to the citizen Qasem Mansoor, and 100 trees belongs to the citizen Abd El Kader Refaat Abu Hejleh.

 

 

Road closers

 

19\1\2014

 

Dora- Hebron

 

Negohot

 

Settlers blocked the road between Dora city and its Western villages, and prevented citizens from traveling, under protection of the occupation army.

 

 

Confiscating lands

 

17\1\2014

 

Yatta-Hebron

        

         Karmiel

 

A group of settlers planted seedlings in the lands that had been confiscated by the occupation's army and has an area of 150 acres, as well as detaining farmers.

 

 

Breaking in Lands and attacking farmers

 

16\1\2014

 

Hebron

 

Kiryat Arba

 

Calling the residents racist and insulting names, under the protection of the occupation army.

 

 

Burning Ali bin Abi Talib Mosque.

 

16\1\2014

 

Yatta-Hebron

 

Mitzpe Yair

 

Attacking farmers while working in their lands under the protection occupation army that arrested 4 farmers and burned Ali bin Abi Talib Mosque.

 

 

Attacking farmers

 

 

 

 

 

15\1\2014

 

Deirastya-

Salfeet

 

 

 

 

Uprooting and destroying olive trees

 

 

13\1\2014

 

Yatta-Hebron

 

Maoon

 

Cutting and destroying 20 olive trees which belongs to the citizen Khader Meseef.

 

 

Attacking property

 

8\1\2014

 

Madama- Nablus

 

Yatsahar

 

Burning two cars that belongs to the citizen Waeel Abd El Raheem Mohammed and the citizen Rami Awad Nassar.

 

 

Destroying a tin tent

 

7\1\2014

 

Khirbat Sosya\

Yatta-Hebron

 

 

Sosya

 

Destroying a tent that belongs to the citizen Ezz El Deen Gaieth, 44 years old.

 

 

Attacking property

 

4\1\2014

 

Old city- Hebron

 

Beit Hadasa

 

Throwing stones on the houses and on the passersby as well as attacking Mofeen Al Sharabati house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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