Israeli soldiers uprooted, Tuesday, at least 250 olive trees on Palestinian lands in Husan and Wadi Fukin villages, west of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, said the soldiers bulldozed 3 Dunams of land near the main road leading to Wadi Fukin village and uprooted 50 olive trees, owned by Halima Abdul-Fattah ad-Dibis.

In Husan village, the soldiers uprooted at least 200 olive trees on lands in the al-Kanisa area, west of the city.

He added that the orchard is owned by Haidar and his brother Hamed Abdul-Aziz Hamamra, and is surrounded by the illegal Beitar Illit colony which was installed on stolen Palestinian lands.

The area is subject to frequent Israeli violations and assault by both the soldiers and the 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.