Land Research Center - LRC

Halt of Work Notices for Cisterns and an Agricultural Road in Turmus’ayya / Ramallah Governorate


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Violation: 3 halt of work notices for Cisterns.

Location: Turmus’ayya town / Ramallah governorate.

Date: September 14th 2021.

Perpetrators: The building Inspector at the Israeli Civil Administration.

Victims: Farmer Mohammed Rabe’a.


Tuesday, September 14th 2021, the building inspector at the Israeli Civil Administration under the protection of the occupation army raided Turmus’ayya plain lands, and targeted three water reservoirs belong to citizen Mohammed Rabe’a, In addition to an agricultural road with Halt of work notices on the pretext of building without a license.

According to the notices, The Occupation sat October 1st 2021, as the date of the building and organization session in Beit El military court, to decide the fate of the structures.

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Farmer Mohammed Rabe’a told LRC:

“About seven years ago, I went back to my home town of Turmus’ayya after years in the United States. I’ve decided to start taking care of my plot through cultivating it, in order to protect it from colonialism. But since the establishment of a new random outpost in Turmus’ayya lands two years ago, we’ve been suffering from colonists’ assaults and Israeli non-stop military orders, and the result was prohibiting us from accessing our lands in order to empty the area and keep it as a reserve for future colonial expansion.”

The following table shows more information about the targeted structures:

Affected citizen

Family members

Children under 18


Notice number

Notice type



Mohammed Rabe’a





Water reservoir 2 m3

Provides water for 4 dunums



Agricultural road 300 m long

Provides access to 11 dunums



Water reservoir 2 m3

Provides water for 1 dunums


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Turmus’ayya plain lands is a significant agricultural and historical area that provides a source of income for many families around 700 dunums.

About Turmus’ayya:[1]

It is located 25 km to the north east of Ramallah city. It has a population of 3736 people (according to a 2007 census). Its total area is 18139 dunums, 1350 of which are built-up area. About 11218 dunums of land are under Area B (PA is in charge of civil matters with Israel responsible for security) and 6921 dunums are under Area C (Israel maintains full security and administrative control).

The Israeli occupation confiscated vast areas of the village for the benefit of the following colonies:

Shilo and Mizpe Rahel devoured 1023 dunums

Mizpe Rahel devoured 706 dunums

The bypass road number 60 stole 12.5 dunums


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