On Friday evening, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked many Palestinians in the Khirbat Zannouta village, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, wounding two.

Eyewitnesses said the colonizers hurled stones at the Palestinians and attacked them with batons while working on their lands.

They added that two Palestinians, Samer at-Till, 41, and Sa’id al-Khdeirat, 48, suffered various wounds before the medics rushed them to a local clinic. Their conditions have been described as moderate.

Khirbat Zannouta is subject to frequent attacks and violations by the soldiers and the colonizers, especially those from Shim’a illegal colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands in 1985.

The colonizers are trying to expand their colony to link it with the “Industrial Zone” of the so-called “Regional Council of Settlements” in southern Hebron.

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”.

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