On Saturday, illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers assaulted a Palestinian man, his son, and his brother, before the soldiers abducted the father while trying to enter their lands in Kafr Ed-Deek town, west of Salfit, in the occupied West Bank’s central part.
Abdullah Ed-Deek said the colonizers invaded their lands in the Khallet Abu Akkoul area, west of Kafr Ed-Deek, and started forcing the Palestinians out of their lands while threatening to shoot them.
Abdullah added that the colonizers assaulted him, his father, and his uncle before Israeli soldiers invaded the area, fired many live rounds, and abducted his father, Ahmad, instead of removing the assailing colonizers.
The area is subject to frequent invasion and violations by the soldiers and the colonizers, who also uproot and cut trees, bulldoze farmlands, and assault the local farmers.
Also, a group of colonizers installed a new colonialist outpost on Palestinian lands in the Al-Mughayyir village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The outpost is the seventh in the West Bank in ten days.
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.”