Israeli Colonizers Attack Shepherds, Demolish Room, Near Hebron

On Tuesday, illegal Israeli colonizers attacked Palestinian shepherds and demolished a residential room in the al-Jawaya village, east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Rateb Jabour, the Protection and Steadfastness Committees coordinator in Masafer Yatta and Southern Hebron, said the colonizers came from an outpost they recently installed on stolen Palestinian lands in the village.

He added that the colonizers assaulted the Palestinian shepherds and threatened to kill their livestock if they do not leave the area.

Jabour stated that the colonizers constantly invade the area and release their livestock to graze on the Palestinian farmlands.

The colonizers recently released their livestock in ten Dunams of farmlands, owned by Mousa Shawahin, and destroyed his crops.

Also Tuesday, the colonizers demolished a residential room owned by Mahmoud Sawi, only a few days after he built it on his land in al-Jawaya village.

On Tuesday morning, illegal colonizers attacked many Palestinian farmers on their lands in Shoufa village, south of Tulkarem in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

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”.

(Source / 31.05.2022)

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