A group of fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian lands, invaded and occupied, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian lands on a hill near the bypass road at the entrance of Sa’ir town, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the illegally occupied West Bank.
Local sources said dozens of Israeli soldiers were deployed in the area, and prevented the Palestinians from reaching it, while enabling the illegal colonists to continue their offensive.
The invaded lands are in small hill area, known as Tallat al-Jomjoma, and is being targeted by the Israeli colonists who aim at establishing a new colonialist outpost dubbed as “Maale Halhoul.”
The area has been subject to frequent invasions and violations by the colonists as parts of their attempts to occupy and control it, but have been prevented from doing so by the native Palestinians, and sometimes by the Israeli authorities, especially when, nearly a year ago, the colonists installed a tent that was later removed.
However, amidst the illegal Annexation plans of the right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his extremist government collation, in addition to the support he is receiving from the U.S. President, D. Trump, especially the so-called “Deal of the Century” apartheid plan, the colonists as well as the Israeli government have been escalating their serious violations, including Netanyahu’s plan to annex the Jordan Valley of the occupied West Bank, in direct violation of International Law.
Hijazi Mer’eb, the Mayor of Halhoul, stated that the colonists have been trying to occupy Tallat al-Jomjoma for many years now to establish a new illegal colony.
Mer’eb added that the Palestinians will resist the illegal Israeli attempts and measures, and will not allow the theft of their lands to continue.
All of Israeli colonies, including those in and around of occupied East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, various United Nations and Security Council resolutions, in addition to many international treaties, in addition to the Fourth Geneva Convention to which Israel is a signatory and a constant violator.
(Source / 01.07.2020)