Israeli bulldozers continued razing, on Monday, Palestinian-owned lands in the northern occupied West Bank, town of Huwara, south of Nablus, to allow for the construction of an Israeli settler-only bypass road, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported.

Ghassan Daghlas, a local official monitoring illegal Israeli settlement construction, said that Israeli bulldozers proceeded to raze Palestinian-owned land south of the town, damaging agricultural land.

Local Palestinians protested the land levelling operations, and Israeli soldiers responded by firing tear-gas canisters and concussion grenades to suppress the resistors.

The Israeli authorities decision to construct the 7-kilometer-long road came in April 2019, once completed, the colonial project, will lead to the expropriation of approximately 406 dunams (100 acres) of land from seven Palestinian villages, south of Nablus.