On Monday, Israeli soldiers demolished a Palestinian home and a residential tent near Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the National and Popular Committees against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the soldiers invaded Um Qissa Bedouin community in Yatta, and demolished a home owned by Najeh T’eimat, rendering him and his ten-member family homeless.

Jabour added that the soldiers also invaded the al-Boweib village, east of Yatta, demolished a residential tent owned by Mohammad Hasan Daoud, and confiscated it.

Also Monday, the soldiers invaded Birin village, south of Hebron, and demolished a home, retaining walls, and an agricultural pool.

The Palestinians in the area are subject to serious Israeli violations, including demolishing homes, denying them the right to build, and depriving them of basic services such as running water and electricity to force them to leave and replace them with illegal colonizers.

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.”

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