Israeli soldiers invaded and bulldozed, on Friday morning, large areas of Palestinian lands and closed all roads leading to Sbeih Mountain, in Beita town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers bulldozed large areas of Palestinian lands in the al-Masbah area, in addition to destroying irrigation pipelines and several structures.

They added that the soldiers placed sandhills on all roads leading to the mountain, to prevent the Palestinians from marching to their lands to protest the illegal colonialist outpost that was installed on them.

Beita has been witnessing constant protests, and repeated Israeli military invasions and violations since the illegal Israeli colonizers occupied the top of Sbeih Mountain and installed an outpost they named “Avitar.”

Following ongoing protests, the colonists left the outpost on July 2nd, but it was not dismantled, and the colonists installed it again. During these protests, the soldiers killed five Palestinians and injured hundreds.

The outpost was installed in May of this year after the colonists kept trying to build a colony on the Palestinian lands five times in the last 30 years.

The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if it is occupied by the colonizers the colony would lead to the annexation of 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands, and would also lead to the isolation of a large area of Palestinian lands.