Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, two Palestinian flats and a commercial structure in the at-Tour and Anata towns, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.
Media sources said the soldiers invaded the at-Tour town, east of Jerusalem, and demolished two flats owned by two siblings from the local Karami family.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded Anata town northeast of Jerusalem and demolished an industrial structure owned by Palestinians from the local Haddad family.
The army claims the demolished buildings did not receive permits from the City Council in the occupied city.
While Israel continues to build and expand its illegal colonies, Palestinian communities and towns in occupied Jerusalem and various areas in the occupied West Bank continue to be denied the right to build or expand homes and property.
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.”
On Wednesday at dawn, the soldiers abducted twelve Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including seven from Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied territory.
(Source / 02.02.2022)