On Sunday, the Israeli occupation army handed a demolition order to a Palestinian in the al-Isawiya town, in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the Palestinian, Fadi Obeid, built his home seven months ago to shelter himself and his family.

The City Council in occupied Jerusalem refused to grant the Palestinian a construction permit and informed him that he must demolish his property at his own expense, or the city would demolish it using its workers and equipment and impose excessively high fines and fees in addition to the demolition cost.

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.

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”.