On Friday, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked and injured a Palestinian shepherd near Um al-Kheir village in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Rateb Jabour, the Protection and Steadfastness Committees coordinator in Southern Hebron, said the colonizers came from an illegal outpost they recently installed on stolen Palestinian lands.

Jabour added that the colonizers assaulted Omar al-Hathalin, wounding him in the shoulder.

The colonizers also attacked Omar’s sheep, breaking the legs of some of them.

It is worth mentioning that Masafer Yatta witnesses constant violations by the colonizers and the soldiers as part of the attempt to illegally annex the Palestinian lands to build and expand the colonies.

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, 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.”