Israeli Colonizers Uproot 400 Olive Saplings Near Nablus

On Thursday, illegal Israeli colonizers invaded a Palestinian orchard near the northern West Bank city of Nablus and uprooted at least four hundred olive saplings.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said a local man, Maher al-Juneidi, owns the orchard.

Daghlas added that the colonizers uprooted at least four hundred olive saplings in the orchard near the main Nablus Tulkarem Road.

The Israeli assailants came from the illegal Shavei Shomron colony, built on stolen Palestinian lands.

The attack is part of ongoing violations by the colonizers against the Palestinians, their homes, lands, and holy site.

More than 700.000 Israeli colonizers live on stolen Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank, including in and around the occupied capital, Jerusalem.

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 / 14.07.2022)

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