Illegal Israeli colonizers invaded and occupied, a few days earlier, a Palestinian home in Al-Mazra’a Al-Gharbiya town, northwest of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.

Amir Daoud, the head of the Documentation and Publishing Department of the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, said the paramilitary colonizers occupied a 100-square-meter home owned by Ghazi As’ad Shreiteh.

Daoud added that the colonizers also installed a tent on the home’s rooftop and repeatedly hurl stones at surrounding homes and property, in addition to attacking the Palestinians who walk nearby.

The home, in the western area of the village, is near the illegal Talmon colony, which was built on stolen lands owned by Palestinians from the village and the Al-Janiya village, northwest and north of Ramallah.

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”.