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Israeli settlers storm archeological site near Hebron

HEBRON, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today stormed an archaeological site in As-Samu' town, south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, local and security sources said.

They confirmed that dozens of settler, under military protection, forced their way into an ancient site dating back to the Roman era, known as al-Burj, which translates to the “Tower”, where they performed rituals.  

The site has become the target of frequent Israeli settler intrusions and visitations, especially during Jewish holidays.

Israel uses the Jewish nationalist name “Judea and Samaria” to refer to the occupied West Bank to reinforce its bogus claims to the territory and to give them a veneer of historical and religious legitimacy.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

K.T./ K.F.

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