LIVE BLOG | Jan 15, 2013 | Villagers Return to #BabAlShams – Israeli troops violently attacks all and press as well

“Settling” by Israel constitutes a WARCRIME according to International Law and the ICC statute. Even under US’ own military legislation’ it is forbidden.

A Reminder to all that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 13:1 states: 

“Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state”

Law resources below this article

Jan 15, 2013

Violent confrontations are taking place right now between the activists who have returned to the village of Bab Al-Shams (The Gate of the Sun) near Jerusalem, and the Israeli occupation forces who stormed the village and directed its fires toward the village.

Villagers near #BabAlShams are preparing to head over these to protect the tent village and the protesters, who get beaten, arrested, even the women, several injuries and over 20 arrest reported now.

Our great Abir Kopty (@AbirKopty) was arrested as well: tweeting from the police car:

Number of people being arrested is incrasing rapidly, approximately 20 people have been arrested already after being beaten up as arrest buses are arriving to deport the villagers.

Activist  @lemapal is arrested as well and now in the car.

Injury update:

One teenager has been shot in the back

One hand injury, another head injury. The man with the chest injury is in bad shape, in and out of consciousness.

Helicopters hovering more there ..and armed men are following the villagers  right now! Attacking and throwing sound bombs..

150 protesters returned to Bab Al-Shams today, now being attacked by over 200 IOF soldiers 

Press attacked too again:

IMEMC reports, that of 17 wounded,  7 reporters have been injured by zionist troops.

The IOF are stopping Medical Aid from getting to the tent village: 

In the meanwhile

And of course Israel is telling lies again as you can see in the pictures below where medics are treating the wounded, as well as several mentions from the ground, the entry of medical personel or ambulances was obstructed by the Israeli army which is a blatant violation of Article 55 and 56 of the Fourt Geneva Convention.

The Silence helps… not. It enables Israel to continue it’s crimes

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BREAKING | DON’T LET ISRAEL ETHNIC CLEANSE Bab Al-Shams Village | Established by Palestinians IN Palestine! | LIVE BLOG

In Media

  • Jan 16, 2013 | Israel police block Palestinians from reoccupying protest camp – Maan
  • Jan 16, 2013 | State seeks okay to dismantle Palestinian E1 tents – JPost
  • Jan 16, 2013 | The return to Bab al-Shams AJStream
  • Jan 16, 2013 | Making history in Bab Al Shams – Intifada
  • Jan 15, 2013 | How 20 tents rocked Israel: Palestinians take the fight to their occupiers in Bab al-Shams | IMEMC
  • Jan 15, 2013 | At Least 17 Including 7 Reporters Injured As Army Attack Bab Al-Shams Again – IMEMC
  • Jan 15, 2013 | Protestors return to Bab-Alshams – ISM Palestine
  • Jan 15, 2013 | Israel attacks Palestinians returning to Bab al-ShamsAl Akhbar
  • Jan 15, 2013 | Police block Palestinians attempting to return to E1 outpost Ynet  (note occpal: no outpost a private owned palestinian village on Palestinian Land)
  • Jan 15, 2013 | UN Secretary General affirms Israeli settlements are illegal  | MEMO


“States may not deport or transfer parts of their own civilian population into a territory they occupy.”


State practice establishes this rule as a norm of customary international law applicable in international armed conflicts.
International armed conflicts

The prohibition on deporting or transferring parts of a State’s own civilian population into the territory it occupies is set forth in the Fourth Geneva Convention.[1]

It is a grave breach of Additional Protocol I.[2]

Under the Statute of the International Criminal Court, “the transfer, directly or indirectly, by the Occupying Power of parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies” constitutes a war crime in international armed conflicts.[3]

Many military manuals prohibit the deportation or transfer by a party to the conflict of parts of its civilian population into the territory it occupies.[4]

This rule is included in the legislation of numerous States.[5]

Official statements and reported practice also support the prohibition on transferring one’s own civilian population into occupied territory.[6]

Attempts to alter the demographic composition of an occupied territory have been condemned by the UN Security Council.[7]

In 1992, it called for the cessation of attempts to change the ethnic composition of the population, anywhere in the former Yugoslavia.[8]

Similarly, the UN General Assembly and UN Commission on Human Rights have condemned settlement practices.[9]

According to the final report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Dimensions of Population Transfer, including the Implantation of Settlers and Settlements, “the implantation of settlers” is unlawful and engages State responsibility and the criminal responsibility of individuals.[10]

In 1981, the 24th International Conference of the Red Cross reaffirmed that “settlements in occupied territory are incompatible with article 27 and 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention”.[11]

In the Case of the Major War Criminals in 1946, the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg found two of the accused guilty of attempting the “Germanization” of occupied territories.[12]


[1] Fourth Geneva Convention, Article 49, sixth paragraph (cited in Vol. II, Ch. 38, § 334).

[2] Additional Protocol I, Article 85(4)(a) (adopted by consensus) (ibid., § 335).

[3] ICC Statute, Article 8(2)(b)(viii) (ibid., § 336).

[4] See, e.g., the military manuals of Argentina (ibid., §§ 346–347), Australia (ibid., § 348), Canada (ibid., § 349), Croatia (ibid., § 350), Hungary (ibid., § 351), Italy (ibid., § 352), Netherlands (ibid., § 353), New Zealand (ibid., § 354), Spain (ibid., § 355), Sweden (ibid., § 357), Switzerland (ibid., § 357), United Kingdom (ibid., § 358) and United States (ibid., § 359).

[5] See, e.g., the legislation of Armenia (ibid., § 361), Australia (ibid., §§ 362–363), Azerbaijan (ibid., §§ 364–365), Bangladesh (ibid., § 366), Belarus (ibid., § 367), Belgium (ibid., § 368), Bosnia and Herzegovina (ibid., § 369), Canada (ibid., §§ 371–372), Congo (ibid., § 373), Cook Islands (ibid., § 374), Croatia (ibid., § 375), Cyprus (ibid., § 376), Czech Republic (ibid., § 377), Germany (ibid., § 379), Georgia (ibid., § 380), Ireland (ibid., § 381), Mali (ibid., § 384), Republic of Moldova (ibid., § 385), Netherlands (ibid., § 386), New Zealand (ibid., §§ 387–388), Niger (ibid., § 390), Norway (ibid., § 391), Slovakia (ibid., § 392), Slovenia (ibid., § 393), Spain (ibid., § 394), Tajikistan (ibid., § 395), United Kingdom (ibid., §§ 397–398), Yugoslavia (ibid., § 399) and Zimbabwe (ibid., § 400); see also the draft legislation of Argentina (ibid., § 360), Burundi (ibid., § 370), Jordan (ibid., § 382), Lebanon (ibid., § 383) and Trinidad and Tobago (ibid., § 396).

[6] See, e.g., the statements of Kuwait (ibid., § 405) and United States (ibid., §§ 406–407) and the reported practice of Egypt (ibid., § 402) and France (ibid., § 403).

[7] See, e.g., UN Security Council, Res. 446 , 452 and 476 (ibid., § 408), Res. 465 (ibid., § 409) and Res. 677 (ibid., § 410).

[8] UN Security Council, Res. 752 (ibid., § 411).

[9] See, e.g., UN General Assembly, Res. 36/147 C, 37/88 C, 38/79 D, 39/95 D and 40/161 D (ibid., § 412) and Res. 54/78 (ibid., § 405); UN Commission on Human Rights, Res. 2001/7 (ibid., § 413).

[10] UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights, Final report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Dimensions of Population Transfer, including the Implantation of Settlers and Settlements (ibid., § 415).

[11] 24th International Conference of the Red Cross, Res. III (ibid., § 419).

[12] International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Case of the Major War Criminals, Judgement (ibid., § 421).

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