Israeli settlers storm site of evicted outpost south of Jenin

Israeli settlers today dawn stormed the site of an evacuated colonial settlement outpost near the village of Sanur, located to the south of the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

Local sources told WAFA that scores of settlers bragged their way into evacuated site of Tasrla, which has been evicted since 2005, under heavy Israeli army protection, where they shouted anti-Arab slogans and performed rituals.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

The number of settlers living in Jewish-only colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law has jumped to 834,000 and settlement expansion has tripled since the signing of Oslo Accords in 1993.

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.

Israel’s nation-state law, passed in July 2018, enshrines Jewish supremacy, and states that building and strengthening the colonial settlements is a national interest.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency