On Friday, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked Palestinian shepherds in Zannouta village, east of the Ath-Thaheriyya town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Fayez At-Till, the head of Zannouta Village Council, said the paramilitary colonizers invaded the village’s grazing lands and assaulted several shepherds with batons before forcing them to leave.

He added that two shepherds have been identified as Shehda Suleiman Khdeirat, 30, and his brother, Mos’ab, 27.

The area is subject to frequent invasions and violations by the colonizers and the soldiers, including demolishing homes, sheds, and structures and the escalating illegal annexation of 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”.