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Israeli military demolish expansions to Nablus-district village

RAMALLAH, Monday, January 25, 2021 (WAFA) – The Israeli military today demolished expansions and improvements in al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus city, according to a local source.

Mayor of Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, Yaqoub Ewais, told WAFA that the Israeli forces cordoned off Al-Khan area in the village in the morning hours as an Israeli bulldozer proceeded to demolish the expansions and improvements, including the gates and windows, for the second time in a row, and damaged the barbed wire surrounding the area.

Khan Al-Lubban, an Ottoman-era archaeological site, covers an area of 300 donums and contains a spring of water. For years, the area has been subject to continuous attacks by the Israeli authorities and settlers, who aim to seize it, as it is located in the area connecting the illegal Israeli settlements of Eli and Ma'ale Levona.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention.

K.T./ K.F.

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