A group of right-wing, armed, Israeli settlers occupied a 500-Dunam Palestinian mountain south of Nablus city, in the northern part of the West Bank. The settlers intend to create a new illegal settlement outpost on top of the Palestinian mountain.

Ghassan Dughlus, the official in charge of the file on settlement construction in the West Bank, stated that the settlers illegally occupied the mountain and installed four mobile homes.

Dughlus added that the settlers are trying to create an illegal outpost in an attempt to create the first basis for a new illegal Israeli settlement in the area.

Nablus, known for its mountains, became surrounded by illegal settlements and outposts that are largely installed on mountain tops.

– 1 Dunam is 0.247 Acres.