Israeli forces sealed off the three entrances to the village of Sebastia, north of Nablus, occupied West Bank, as they prepared to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, also known as “Pesach”, according to the mayor of Sebastia, Mohammed Azim.

Israeli forces stormed the village of Sebastia at dawn and placed large cement cubes to completely block off the three entrances to the village, to secure the entry of settlers into Sebastia archaeological site, in celebration of Passover.

Forces reportedly marked the houses and alleys where they intended to deploy troops.

The mayor noted that the village is subjected to almost daily violations by Israeli forces, including raids, harassment and arrests, in an attempt to take over the archaeological site.

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