Land Research Center - LRC

The Israeli Occupation Targets Properties in Khirbet Yarza / Tubas Governorate

2021-08-15

Violation: Removal notice for a water line, and confiscation of Solar Cells.

Location: Khirbet Yarza / Tubas Governorate.

Date: August 11th and 15th 2021.

Perpetrators: The building inspector at the Israeli Civil Administration.

Victims: Number of Citizens at the Khirbet.

Description:

Wednesday, August 11th 2021, The Israeli Occupation building inspector in the Civil Administration raided Khirbet Yarza at the Jordan Valley, and notified a water line (2 inches*3km) , that transmits water from the reservoir to ‘Einun area.

According to notice number 622, the Israeli Occupation claims that the water line is sat up on an archeological land.

The targeted water line was providing water to residential tents belongs to citizen Salim Masa’id who supports a family of 6, 3 of them are children (and 3 females).

Noteworthy, a water project is under implementation in Khirbet Yarza this year . the project includes installing water lines to provide for tents and residences. This project contributed in lowering water prices at the area, which will support residents’ steadfastness..

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Khirbet Yarza

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Notice number 622 which targets a water network

Solar panels:

In the same context, Sunday (August 15th 2021) , The Israeli Occupation authorities Jeeps raided Khirbet Yarza and confiscated Solar Panels and inventors that provide electricity for four families at the community. Noteworthy, the panels are a donation from action against hunger institution.

The following table shows more information about the confiscated properties:

Affected citizen

Family members

Children

Females

About the confiscation

Na’im Masa’id

3

-

1

2 Solar panels and an inventor

Rami Masa’id

4

2

2

2 solar panels

Sa’id Abu Dhaher

6

3

2

2 Solar panels and an inventor

Ibrahim Abu Dhaher

4

2

2

2 Solar panels and an inventor

total

17

7

7

A large number of structures in Khirbet Yarza received halt of work or demolition notices including the Khirbet’s only mosque. And before 1967, Khirbet Yarza was known of its agricultural products and fertile lands, But the Israeli Arbitrary Occupation restricted access to agricultural lands, which had a devastating impact on the agricultural sector.

A glimpse on Khirbet Yarza:[1]

Khirbet Yarza, located 10 km east of Tubas Governorate, specifically in the Baqi’a Plain region, is inhabited by about 12 families (100 citizens) who are remnants of their original inhabitants previously lived there in hundreds, and taking care of their lands which amounted to 25 thousand dunums, including, 283 dunums, classified under the name “root of the hamlet”, meaning an old inhabited area. It is indicated that 75% of Yarza lands have been registered in the Land Registry records since the Jordanian era, in the name of the Palestinian inhabitants who own the land, but as a result of the occupation’s continuous oppression and racist practices many people were forced to leave to other adjacent places or to the town of Tubas.

[1]GIS-LRC