On Thursday, Israeli soldiers started bulldozing and uprooting Palestinian lands in Kafr Ed-Deek town, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, to prepare for paving a new segregated road for the illegal Israeli colonizers.

Mohammad Naji, the mayor of Kafr Ed-Deek, said two Israeli bulldozers started uprooting the lands to prepare for a 300-meter-long road in the Deeriyya area to link it with the illegal Pedu’el colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands.

Naji added that, while bulldozing their lands, the soldiers attacked the Palestinians with gas bombs and concussion grenades to prevent them from approaching the area. The bulldozed lands are owned by Othman Taha, Ahmad Ali Ahmad, and Atallah Abu Allawi.

He also said bulldozing the lands and creating a new road would lead to further illegal annexations and violations.

On Thursday night, illegal Israeli colonizers injured four Palestinians, including two who suffered serious wounds, in Kafr Thulth town, south of Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank’s northwestern part.

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”.