A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded Wad al-Bathan village, near the central West Bank district of Tubas, and attempted to attack residents, and archaeological areas, but were chased away by local Palestinians.Local sources said the settlers invaded the village through the al-Hamra Israeli roadblock, east of the village, and that the soldiers did not attempt to stop them.
Local residents chased the invading settlers, and threw stones at them, forcing them to run away.
The settlers then headed towards the soldiers, stationed at the al-Hamra roadblock.
The residents formed special committees to guard the village and its lands, and to monitor the movement of fanatic settlers in an attempt to foil their attacks, and the ongoing attempts to invade the village, and its agricultural lands.
The settlers repeatedly attack the area, especially since it has beautiful natural and historic sites, in addition to several parks.