A group of illegal Israeli colonizers installed, Monday, an outpost on privately-owned Palestinian lands west of Deir Istiya town, north of Salfit, in Central West Bank.

Local nonviolent activist against the illegal Israeli colonialist activities in Salfit, Nathmi Salman, stated that dozens of colonizers invaded the lands near Hariqat Abu Zoheir area, west of Deir Istiya, and installed two sheds.

He added that the colonizers also bulldozed surrounding lands to prepare for a new street, and conducted infrastructure work, including hooking the illegal outpost with electricity.

Salman also stated that the colonizers invaded the lands a few days ago, and bulldozed several sections in preparation for installing the illegal outpost.

It is worth mentioning that the invaded lands where the illegal outpost was installed are close to the illegal Yakir and Havat Yair colonies, which were built on stolen Palestinian lands.

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 Humanitarian Law.

In related news, Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, four Palestinians, and assaulted the father of one of them, causing various wounds, in Salfit, Tulkarem, Qalqilia, and Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.

Also at dawn, illegal Israeli colonizers invaded a Palestinian orchard in Burin town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and burnt dozens of olive trees.

In related news, the soldiers abducted, early on Tuesday morning, two young Palestinian men and detained a child, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

On Sunday evening, Israeli soldiers invaded the village of al-‘Arqa, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, before storming and ransacking many shops, leading to protests.