On Saturday evening, illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers burnt dozens of Palestinian olive trees and demolished an agricultural room after robbing its contents in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank’s southern part.

Media sources said the colonizers came from the Carmiel illegal colony and the Shimon colonial outpost, built on stolen Palestinian lands in Masafer Yatta.

The sources added that the colonizers uprooted and cut at least 40 olive trees, and an agricultural room owned by a local farmer, Issa Khalil Hamamda, after stealing the agricultural tools and supplies in the room.

The colonizers also attacked the property of several Palestinian farmers in the same area before fleeing.

Masafer Yatta is subject to dangerously escalating Israeli violations, including demolitions, burning of rooms and farmlands, and various attacks against the villages to force them to leave their homes and lands.

Illegal Israeli colonizers carried out a series of attacks against Palestinian citizens and their property in several incidents across the occupied West Bank, on Friday, with security provided by the army.

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”.