On Sunday, paramilitary illegal Israeli colonizers uprooted dozens of trees and plants in the Al-Khader town south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

Local activist Ahmad Salah said the colonizers invaded the Wad Al-Bayyar area in the southern part of the town and uprooted dozens of trees owned by the sibling of the late Mousa Mahmoud Da’dou.

Salah added that the colonizers cut olive, almond, and apple trees planted more than ten years ago and uprooted Faqqous plants (similar to cucumbers).

He also stated that the colonizers escalated their violations against the Palestinians, their homes, and their lands in Al-Khader, and added that the violations include uprooting trees, burning lands, demolishing property, and denying the farmers access to their lands.

In related news, the colonizers burnt a Palestinian truck on the road between Orif and Asira Al-Qibliyya villages, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank’s northern part.

Also, the colonizers injured a Palestinian woman at the entrance of Yasuf village, east of Salfit, in the occupied West Bank’s central 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”.