On Sunday, a group of illegal Israeli colonizers invaded large areas of Palestinian farmlands west of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and started bulldozing and uprooting them.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the colonizers brought bulldozers into Palestinian farmlands near Qossin town, west of Nablus.

Daghlas added that the colonizers started bulldozing and uprooting the Palestinian lands in the western area of the town.

The official stated that the lands are near a colonialist Industrial Zone, built on stolen Palestinian lands in the area, adding that the colonizers are either trying to expand it or to establish a new illegal outpost on the stolen Palestinian 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”.