Many illegal Israeli colonists invaded, Wednesday, the archeological area in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, before the soldiers forced the Palestinians away.

Mohammad Azem, the head of Sebastia Local Council, said dozens of Palestinians tried to enter the area on the first day of the al-Fitr Muslim feast, but the Israeli soldiers closed it and forced them away.

He added that the soldiers allowed dozens of illegal Israeli colonists into the site, after the army surrounded the entire area.

The area is subject to frequent invasions by both the soldiers and colonists, while the Palestinians are always denied access to the site during these provocative tours.

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