On Saturday, illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers installed an outpost on stolen Palestinian lands in Deir Istiya town, west of Salfit, in the occupied West Bank’s central part.
Moath Salma, the Mayor of Deir Istiya, said the colonizers occupied, Friday, Palestinian lands in the Al-Qa’da area in the northern part of the town.
He added that, on Saturday, the colonizers installed two mobile homes and three barns on the stolen lands and started infrastructure work, including a street, electricity, and water.
On Friday night, illegal Israeli colonizers burnt dozens of Palestinian trees in the Wad Sa’ir area, northeast of Hebron, in the West Bank’s southern part.
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.”