A group of Israeli settlers stormed an outskirt of the northern West Bank village of Beita, to the south of Nablus, on Thursday, where they set up a new illegal settlement outpost, a Palestinian Authority official said. Ghassan Daghlas told Ma’an News Agency that several settler vehicles arrived at the Jabal Subeih area and set up movable houses and water tanks. The settlers, he added, surrounded the area with a fence.

Extremist settlers have tried to take control of the area in the past. Now they have arrived with their families for the first time, which means they want to settle down and create a new illegal outpost, he added.

The Palestinian Authority’s liaison department has asked its Israeli counterpart for an explanation.

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