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Soldiers, settlers break into archeological site in West Bank, clash with residents

 

NABLUS, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli soldiers accompanied Jewish settlers as they broke into Sabastia village and archeological site in the north of the occupied West Bank on Wednesday and clashed with the village’s Palestinian residents, according to mayor of Sabastia Mohammad Azzam.

He told WAFA that the soldiers accompanied a busload of fanatic settlers in a provocative visit to the site and while they were there the soldiers fired teargas and stun grenades at the village causing suffocation cases, especially among elderly people and children.

Young residents of the village pelted the soldiers with stones while the soldiers shot back more teargas at them causing more suffocation cases, said the mayor, who added that the provocations by the settlers and army of his village under the pretext of visiting the archeological site has become almost a daily occurrence.

M.K.

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