On Friday, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked many Palestinians and their homes and burnt agricultural lands in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the colonizers attacked Palestinian homes in the Wadi Al-Haseen area, in the eastern part of Hebron city, causing damage.

They added that the colonizers also assaulted several Palestinians who defended their homes, causing many to suffer cuts and bruises, while Israeli soldiers just stood and watched.

In addition, the colonizers invaded Palestinian agricultural lands in the Tiwana village in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, and burnt more than ten Dunams planted with wheat, barley, and olive trees.

Osama Makhamra, a local nonviolent activist against Israel’s illegal colonialist activities, said a local farmer, Fadel Rabeea, owns the attacked and burnt lands and added that the Israeli assailants came from the illegal Havat Ma’on colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands.

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.”