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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