Settlers storm archaeological site in Sebastia, northern West Bank

PNN/ Nablus/

A group of Israeli settlers on Monday stormed a historic archaeological site in the town of Sebastia near Nablus, northern West Bank, under heavy protection by the Israeli army.

The mayor of Sebastia Mohammed Azem, told WAFA agency that a number of settlers, broke into the site amid the protection by the army, who closed the area for any other visitors.

He added that clashes broke out in the area following the visit, while Israeli soldiers fired teargas towards the protesters.

Azem pointed out that the town is constantly attacked by the occupation and settlers, especially with the approach of a national festival in the town that will be organized by the municipality next Friday, and  will be held in the archaeological area.