On Sunday, illegal Israeli colonizers destroyed an irrigation network and uprooted plants in the Ein Far’a area southwest of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
Resident Nasser Hijja told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) that the illegal colonizers came from the Edora colonialist outpost, built on stolen Palestinian lands.
He added that the colonizers destroyed irrigation pipelines and uprooted dozens of plants before fleeing the area.
Hijja stated that Ein Far’a is one of several areas with water springs used by Palestinian farmers and is subject to constant attacks and violations by the colonizers who frequently invaded those areas and installed outputs.
The colonizers are trying to force the Palestinians out of the area to expand the Edora colony and install news outposts by annexing more Palestinian lands.
Also, illegal colonizers installed an outpost on Palestinian lands in Khirbet Yanoun village near Aqraba town, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
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”.