The Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission has approved the “legalization” of an illegal colonialist outpost and legislated plans on 520 Dunams of privately-owned Palestinian lands in Doura town, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Committee said the so-called “High Planning Council” approved the structural plans of the illegal Mitzpe Lachish and decided to make it part of the illegal Negohot colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands.

The plan aims to turn the illegal outpost into a “neighborhood” in Negohot, including the construction of 158 new units.

The Committee said the plan would create a large colonialist block on more than 811 Dunams of Palestinian lands where Negohot and Mitze Lachish stand.

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”.