On Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked nonviolent protesters on lands in Deir Istiya town, west of Salfit, in the occupied West Bank’s central part.
The Palestinians held Friday prayers near lands threatened with annexation near an illegal Israeli colonialist outpost on stolen Palestinian lands.
Media sources said the protesters, including international peace activists, marched chanting for unity and calling for ending Israel’s illegal occupation, oppression, and colonialist activities.
Israeli soldiers attacked the nonviolent protesters with gas bombs and concussion grenades, preventing them from reaching the lands Israel intends to annex from its indigenous Palestinian owners.
The Palestinians said they intend to hold weekly processions to defend their lands and prevent the colonizers from stealing them by establishing the illegal outpost.
Friday’s protest was the third in the past three weeks after the illegal Israeli colonizers installed an outpost on stolen Palestinian lands in the Al-Qa’da area in Deir Istiya.
In related news, illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizers invaded a Palestinian land in the Wad Al-Ghoois area, east of Hebron in the occupied West Bank’s southern part and installed an outpost.
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”.