NABLUS, February 3, 2017 (WAFA) – Hundreds of Israeli settlers early Friday stormed Islamic religious sites in Awarta village, southeast of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, said local sources.
Under Israeli forces’ protection, ten buses packed with settlers stormed the village and performed Jewish rituals at Islamic holy sites at the western side of the village.
During the raid, large Israeli troops deployed inside the village and at its entrances.
Settlers repeatedly attack Palestinians and storm their historical religious and archaeological sites in an attempt to acquire and claim the sites as Israeli and obliterate Palestinian history and culture.
This came shortly after settlers took Thursday evening to the streets around Nablus, causing Israeli troops to close Huwwara checkpoint in both directions.