On Wednesday dawn, illegal Israeli colonizers burnt an under-construction Palestinian home between Qusra and Jaloud, southeast of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Fuad Hasan, a local nonviolent activist who monitors the colonizers’ violations, said the paramilitary colonizer came from the Esh Kodesh illegal colony.
Hasan added that the colonizers burned the under-construction home owned by a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship from Kafr Qassem.
The owner bought land in that area and built his home, which still needs to be finished from the interior and furnished and comes to the property every Friday and Saturday.
The colonizers first broke into the property after smashing its doors and windows, and set it ablaze, before the locals rushed to the property and forced the colonizers to leave while Israeli soldiers just watched from a distance before leaving the area.
On Tuesday, the colonizers invaded a barn and tried to steal livestock, but the locals noticed them and forced them to leave.
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”.