On Monday, a group of illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers attacked Palestinians, damaged rooms, and cut trees in the Ein Samia area near Kafr Malek village, northeast of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank’s central part.

Media sources said the colonizers invaded the community, attacked several Palestinians, and hurled stones at cars, causing damage.

The colonizers also cut several trees, caused damage to a few agricultural rooms, and assaulted Palestinians from the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission while distributing food packages to families in the Al-Qaboun area near Ein Samia.

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”.