On Tuesday, illegal Israeli colonizers bulldozed large areas of Palestinian lands in Qusra, Jaloud, and Qaryout towns, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, to expand a colonialist outpost on stolen lands.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the colonizers are trying to expand the illegal Yesh Kodish colony, and added that they uprooted and bulldozed large areas of land.

Daghlas stated the colonizers are ongoing with their illegal colonialist activities in several areas around Nablus.

In related news, the colonizers scattered poisoned wheat grains in pastures near the Khirbet Tana area of Beit Furik town, east of Nablus, to kill livestock and deprive the Palestinians of their land to displace them in preparation for seizing their lands.

The number of colonies on stolen Palestinian lands in the Nablus governorate is 13, in addition to 39 colonialist outposts.

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.”