On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians and internationals, nonviolently protesting against the illegal Israeli colonialist activities in Burqa town, northwest of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank’s northern West Bank.
Media sources said the procession started in the center of the town before the local and international marched toward Palestinian lands in the Al-Qubeibat Mountain.
The protesters chanted against the ongoing Israeli occupation and colonialist activities, demanding the dismantling of structures illegally built by the colonizers on their lands.
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They were protesting the return of the illegal colonizers to the Homesh former colony, which was dismantled in 2005.
The soldiers attacked the protesters with live rounds and gas bombs, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation and burning many trees and plants.
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”.