On Wednesday, paramilitary Israeli colonizers invaded Palestinian lands in Husan village, west of the occupied city of Bethlehem in the West Bank, uprooted grape and olive seedlings, and destroyed an irrigation network.
The head of Husan Village Council, Rami Hamamra, said the colonizers uprooted dozens of vine and olive seedlings and damaged eggplant, tomato and pepper crops in the lands of the “Wadi Qaddis” area in the west of the village.
Hamara added that the colonizers destroyed an irrigation network belonging to two siblings, Imad Abdul-Fattah Hamamra and his brother Adel, in addition to Hamed Abdul-Aziz Hamamra and Rabah Khalil Hamamra.
It is worth mentioning that the Wadi Qaddis area is about 400 Dunams of Palestinian lands and contains about twelve water springs that citizens depend on for their livelihood and is subject to frequent violations by the colonizers and the military.
Also, paramilitary colonizers chased Palestinian shepherds in the Sakout area in the northern Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank.
On Wednesday dawn, the illegal Israeli colonizers burnt an under-construction Palestinian home between Qusra and Jaloud, southeast of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
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”.