The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, BÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Tselem, reported that settlements installed by Israel in the occupied West Bank are considered illegal and violate the International Law.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The settlements that Israel established in the Occupied Territories are illegal and a direct breach to the international humanitarian lawÃ¢â‚¬Â, BÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Tselem reported, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Therefore, an act intended to perpetuate the settlements is by definition, a breach of international lawÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The center reported that the presence of settlements is considered a continuous violation, not a violation which was carried out in the past and ended, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Israeli attempts to legitimize the presence of settlements in the west Bank is a violation to the International Law, since settlements involve forbidden acts, such as destruction of property and annexationÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Also, the report published by the center reads that the Separation Wall route was planned in a way which enables the expansion of settlements and creating geographical contiguity between the settlements and Israel, by blocking the geographical contiguity of the Palestinian territories.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The severity of the action is aggravated insofar as the primary goal in setting the Barrier’s route – expanding settlements and protecting the economic interests of Israeli real-estate developers – is itself illegalÃ¢â‚¬Â, BÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Tselem.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Moving settlers to the occupied territories is a direct violation to the Fourth Geneva ConventionÃ¢â‚¬Â.