On Monday, Israeli soldiers demolished a mosque in a Palestinian village near Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said several military vehicles and bulldozers invaded the Khallet Taha village in Doura town, southwest of Hebron, and surrounded the area of a local mosque.

The sources added that the soldiers demolished the local Rasoul Allah Mosque (The Prophet of God Mosque), roughly about 100 square meters.

Khallet Taha is one of the several areas in Hebron targeted by illegal Israeli colonialist activities, especially since Israel is trying to annex 3000 Dunams of Palestinian lands to expand the illegal Nagihot colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands.

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”.