Israeli settlers bulldozed privately-owned Palestinian land in the town of Awarta, east of the city of Nablus, occupied West Bank, said a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlements activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA correspondence that settlers bulldozed land belonging to Palestinian residents for the benefit of expanding the nearby Israeli settlement of Itmar, built illegally on Awarta town land.

All settlements across the West Bank are illegal under international law, particularly article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which establishes that the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.

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