Confrontations as Israeli Army Raids Archaeological Site near Nablus

23 Sep
11:27 AM

Israeli forces stormed an archaeological site in the town of Sabastia, to the northwest of Nablus, leading to violent confrontations, said a local official.

Mayor of Sabastia, Mohammed Azzem, said that dozens of soldiers raided the site amid the firing of live bullets and tear gas canisters toward residents, provoking conflict.

No injuries or arrests were reported by WAFA correspondence.

The mayor noted that the town has been subjected to repeated attacks and near daily raids, by Israeli forces and settlers.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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