Israeli colonizers attacked, Thursday, a Palestinian farmer on his land in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.
Media sources said the colonizers came from the nearby Ma’ale Amos colony, illegally built on stolen Palestinian lands.
They added that the colonizers assaulted Raja Obeyyat while working on his land, causing various cuts and bruises before fleeing the scene.
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”.