The Israeli Agriculture Ministry has allocated $1.17 Million to illegal colonialist outposts on stolen, privately-owned Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli daily Haaretz said the “Agriculture Ministry” said it is providing funding to groups that send volunteers for “farm work” in the illegal outposts in the West Bank and added that the groups have already received $1.17 Million.

The Ministry granted the permits to the illegal colonizers to occupy thousands of Dunams of Palestinian farmlands surrounding six illegal outposts in the occupied West Bank.

The stolen Palestinian lands are slated to be used by the colonizers for farming and grazing areas for their livestock.

The “farms” were built on stolen Palestinian lands near Elon Moreh colony, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, in addition to areas east of Ramallah, in central West Bank, in addition to the Jordan Valley and Northern Plains, and south of Hebron, in southern West Bank.

The agriculture ministry said it provided funding, approximately 4 Million Shekels, to three organizations that send “volunteers” to work in these outposts, in addition to granting all needed permits for agriculture and herding as recommended by the “Civil Administration Office,” the administrative branch of Israel’s illegal occupation.

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 Humanitarian Law.