On Monday morning, Israeli soldiers invaded Hizma town, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, and demolished fifteen Palestinian commercial structures.
Media sources said the soldiers invaded the main entrance area of the town after isolating it and demolished the fifteen structures, including car repair facilities.
Owners of some of the demolished structures are Odah Jabr Al-Khatib, Mahmoud Jabr Al-Khatib, and Mohammad Mustafa Al-Khatib,
The soldiers also installed a roadblock at the town’s main intersection and prevented the Palestinians from crossing.
Less than a year ago, the army demolished ten structures, including car repair facilities, in the same area under the pretext of being built without permits.
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.
This happens while Israel continues to build and expand its illegal, segregated colonies in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, in direct violation of International Law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, and various United Nations and Security Council resolutions.
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, and 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.”