On Saturday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted a young Palestinian man from his home, and exchanged fire with Palestinian fighters in Nablus, in the occupied West Bank’s northern part, while paramilitary Israeli colonizers burnt Palestinian lands.

Media sources said many military vehicles invaded Rafidia and Al-Makhfiyya areas in Nablus before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes.

They added that the soldiers interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards and abducted a young man.

In related news, Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers who invaded the Al-Makhfiyya neighborhood, in many armored military vehicles invaded it.

In Beit Furik town, southeast of Nablus, a group of illegal paramilitary colonizers invaded Palestinian farmlands and burnt them.

Local sources said the colonizers burnt large areas of agricultural lands before the locals rushed to extinguish the fire.

The colonizers came from nearby illegal colonies and colonialist outposts, built on stolen privately owned Palestinian lands.

The burnt lands are near the bypass road used by the colonizers heading to their illegal colonies in the area or while leaving them.

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”.

Also, Article 8(2) of the Rome Statute, ‘the transfer, directly or indirectly, by an occupying power of parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies, or the deportation or transfer of all or parts of the population of the occupied territory within or outside this territory’ are unlawful.