On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers demolished a Palestinian home in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) sources said several army and police vehicles invaded the Al-Abbasiyya neighborhood in Silwan after isolating it.

The soldiers closed all streets leading to the home, prevented the Palestinians from entering it, and occupied rooftops to use as monitoring towers.

Silwanic added that the soldiers demolished a two-story home owned by Palestinians from the local Taqwil family, allegedly for being built without a permit.

The soldiers also stopped journalists and prevented them from entering the area to document the invasion and the demolition.

While Israel continues to build and expand its illegal colonies, Palestinian communities and towns in occupied Jerusalem and various areas in the occupied West Bank continue to be denied the right to build homes and property under various allegations meant to prevent the expansion of Palestinian towns and neighborhoods.

Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including those in and around occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, and various United Nations and Security Council resolutions. They also constitute war crimes under International Law.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” It also prohibits the “individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory.”