Land Research Center - LRC

The Israeli occupation installs water lines for illegal colonies on Palestinian lands

2019-01-13

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Violation: installing water lines on Palestinian lands.

Location : Anattah and Bedouin communities north east Jerusalem.

Date: 13/01/ 2019.

Perpetrators: The Israeli occupation army/ The Israeli occupation civil administration.

Victims: Bedouins of the area’s communities.

Description:

Illegal colonists in the West Bank get numerous privileges from the Israeli authorities, the Israeli occupation army and civil administration issued a military order, informing that a water line (12 inch * 7654 m) will be installed on Palestinian lands; the water line will start in “Neve Brat” toward “Mizpe Yeriho”.

According to the military order and the attached map, the occupation will ravage vast areas of Palestinian lands in order to install a water line that serves illegal Israeli colonies. The occupation claims that the targeted lands are in the Israeli government custody but in reality they are Palestinian lands inhabited by Bedouin communities.

The following table provides information about the affected lands:


area


Natural block


Location / peace No

Anattah

1

67

An-Nabi Musa

6

Tala’at Ad-Dam (Al-Khanthora)

An-Nabi Musa

6

Qaber Masoud area

An-Nabi Musa

1

Aqabat Jaber , Mawaris Khatma

An-Nabi Musa

6

Wad Qatif


Field observation shows that the project will devour 11.5 dunums of Palestinian lands, the water line will pass through Bedouin communities such As Sateh Al-Bahar community, Al-Khan Al-Ahmar community , Al-Ka’abneh community, Al- Faqeer community, such communities lack the least of life possibilities, and the occupation prohibit any developmental or infrastructural projects that may facilitate lives for the residents.

Activist Jameel Hamadin from Sateh Al-Bahar Bedouin community told LRC reporter:

“The Israeli occupation imposes difficulties on Bedouin communities of north east Jerusalem in an attempt to push them out of the area, Bedouin communities lack basic life needs, residents live a life of pain and sorrow while Israeli illegal colonies are expanding on Palestinian lands with developed infrastructure and privileges from the Israeli government”

Since 1967, the Israeli government has been working on a developed infrastructure in Illegal colonies located in the Jordan valley area, they are 33 settlements in addition to random outposts  and military camps. On the other side there are excessive attempts to slaughter Palestinians out of existence.

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 “Mizpe Yeriho” map

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 “Kfar Adoummim”

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The map attached of the military order

The Israeli occupation’s racist policies:

Noteworthy, LRC documented the destruction of 11 water lines over 1200 meters , used to supply water for Palestinian communities other than destroying 34 wells in 2018 , denying thousands of Palestinians from a basic life need ; water usage.

Land Research Center sees Israel continuous expansion on colonies in the West Bank and Jerusalem at the expense of Palestinian and lands a flagrant violation of Human Rights and all international laws and conventions, which prohibit disposition of public properties in occupied countries.