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Expansions in Giva’at Haro’a illegal Outpost / Ramallah Governorate


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Violation: Expansions in Giva’at Haroaa illegal Outpost and setting up a new metal gate.

Location: Sinjil town / Ramallah governorate.

Date: September 1st 2021.

Perpetrators: The Israeli Istitution: West Bank Settlement council 

Victims: People of the town.


Wednesday, September 2021, Giva’at Haro’a colonists sat up 16 colonial units on the southern part of the outpost which is illegally built on Sinjil town lands.

The Israeli Occupation also continues and expands its colonial activities at the West Bank, including confiscating agricultural lands and changing its features and identity in order to achieve colonial objectives.

Noteworthy, the new expansion at Giva’at Haro’a will devour 9 dunums of postures that the occupation claims are state properties.

Noteworthy, Giva’at Haro’a outpost was establishes in 2001, after illegal Israeli colonists took the approval form then prime minister Ariel Sharon, who also provoked them to take over hill and mountain tops at the West Bank to establish random outposts.

Setting up a new metal gate:

Reportedly, Giva’at Haro’a colonists sat up a metal gate on a vital agricultural road, that provides access to vast areas of agricultural lands in Qarnet ‘Adas area.

The new gate isolates 350 dunums of olive groves, and contain them within siege that surrounds the colony. Nevertheless, at this area The Occupation authorities prohibit farmers access to their lands without prior coordination with the occupation forces, and only allows them to enter their lands during olive harvesting seasons.

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 The Outpost that expandeds on Sinjil lands

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The new metal gate

About Sinjil:[1]

20 kilometer north of Ramallah, Sinjil is surrounded by Al Labn Ash Sharqia  (north), ‘Abween and Jaljilia (west), Qaryut and Turmus’ayya (east), and Al Mazr’a Ash sharqia (south).

Sinjil has a total population of 5742 people according to statistics conducted in 2017. It has a total area of 14028of which 888 are a built-up area of the village.

The Israeli occupation devoured 551 dunums of the lands of the village for two colonies. The first one is Maale Levona which was built in 1983 and confiscated 298 dunums of the village, and inhabited by 497 colonists. The second is Eli which was built in 1984 and devoured 253 dunums, and inhabited by 2058 colonists.

Moreover, bypass number ’60 took over 246 dunums of the village lands.

According to Oslo Accords, 14% of Sinjil is under Area A (PA has full civil and security control) while 30% is under Area B (PA is in charge of civil matters with Israel responsible for security). However, most of the village lands (56%) is under Area C (Israel maintains full security and administrative control). Oslo accords divided the town’s lands:

  • Area A (1980) dunums.
  • Area B (4140) dunums.
  • Area C (7908) dunums.


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