On Saturday evening, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked Palestinian residents in the Khalayel Al-Louz area, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the colonizers invaded the area, fired many live rounds, and hurled stones at Palestinian homes and cars.

Many Palestinians intercepted the attack and forced the colonizers to leave before Israeli soldiers invaded the area.

Settler attacks like this have become more frequent recently, raising concerns among the Palestinians, especially in areas close to the illegal colonies.

Also Saturday, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked a Palestinian shepherd while he grazed his sheep in the West Bank’s northern Jordan Valley.

According to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, more than 620,000 colonizers reside in around 140 West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements. While Israel grants every Jew in the world the right to settle in Israel, it has—against U.N. resolutions and international law—refused to allow the approximately five million Palestinian refugees alive today to return to their homeland.

UN Security Council and UN General Assembly resolutions have condemned Israeli policies in all its forms in the occupied Palestinian territories, whether it be the seizure of Palestinian land for various military purposes, the construction of illegal Israeli colonies, or the creation of bypass roads.

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states that the occupying power [Israel] is forbidden from transferring any part of its civilian population onto the land on which it occupies [Palestine].