On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers demolished three Palestinian homes in Jerusalem, Nablus, and Jericho, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded Wad Al-Jouz neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished a home, allegedly for being built without a permit.

The sources added that the soldiers closed all streets leading to the property, prevented the Palestinians, including journalists, from entering the area, and abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Halawani.

The soldiers also invaded a shop in the neighborhood and assaulted its owners while trying to force them to close.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwan) said the home, owned by Mousa Siyam, was built more than 50 years ago, and added that the soldiers also confiscated 3500 shekels from the property.

In Nablus, in the northern West Bank, several military vehicles, including three bulldozers, invaded Douma village, south of the city, before surrounding the home of a political prisoner, Ahmad Samer Dawabsha.

Media sources said the soldiers surrounded the property, forced the family out, and demolished the two-story buildings.

It is worth mentioning that the army abducted Dawabsha on April 22, 2024, and accused him of killing an Israeli colonizer.

In Jericho, in the northeastern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Al-Jiftlik village, north of the city, and demolished a home, owned by Khalil Mousa Jahalin.

Local sources said the home was about 130 square meters and housed ten members of Khalil’s family.

It is worth mentioning that, on Monday night, the army demolished an under-construction two-story building in the Al-‘Auja town, north of Jericho. Palestinians from the local Njoum family own the property.

Israel’s home demolition policy is an illegal act of collective punishment that violates international law, various United Nations and Security Council resolutions, and the Four Geneva Convention.

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.

All of 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, in addition to 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.”