NABLUS, Sunday, October 18, 2020 (WAFA) – Extremist Israeli settlers today razed plots of land in the village of Urif, to the south of the occupied West Bank of Nablus, local sources said.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that fanatic settlers used heavy machinery to raze lands near the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitzhar, located near the aforementioned village.
He added Israeli soldiers provided protection for settlers who were razing the land.
Extremist Israeli settlers’ violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law.
All settlements across the West Bank are illegal under international law, particularly article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which establishes that the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.