Dozens of Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, stormed the Sebastia archaeological site, in the north of the occupied West Bank, in what appeared to be an attempt by the settlers to take over the land, according to Sebastia mayor, Mohammad Azem.

Azem told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that roughly 50 settlers invaded the site, under the protection of Israeli soldiers, who denied access to Palestinians.

This site, he continued, has been a regular target of illegal colonial settlers, noting that an Israeli officer came to the site, on Tuesday, raising suspicions that the settlers have the intention of taking control of the site.

Since the unveiling of the so-called “Deal of the Century”, the attacks by Israeli settlers has increased, and with the Israeli election over, the Premier, Netanyahu may just go forward with his promised plans to annex the occupied Jordan Valley, as outlined in the US/Israeli deal.

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