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Illegal Israeli colonizers, on Thursday, attacked Palestinian citizens, began the construction of a settlement road near Hebron, and invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

In the northern occupied West Bank, dozens of illegal Israeli colonizers attacked, on Thursday, Palestinian citizens’ vehicles near the village of Deir Sharaf, northwest of Nablus.

The colonizers also closed the main road which connects Nablus to the city of Tulkarem, in the northwestern part of the West Bank, preventing citizens from leaving Nablus.

Meanwhile, south of Nablus, a group of illegal colonizers assaulted a Palestinian citizen near the town of Qusra, southeast of the city.

According to anti-settlement activist, Bashar Al-Qaryouti, colonizers assaulted a Palestinian man on the road between Qusra and Jalud, causing him to sustain bruising.

Al-Qaryouti added that occupation forces detained the assault victim, and subjected him to interrogation for more than an hour before releasing him.

In the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, dozens of illegal Israeli settlers invaded the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the the full protection of the Israeli police.

Media sources reported that the colonizers entered through the Mughrabi Gate, carried out provocative tours, and performed Talmudic rituals in the courtyards of the Islamic holy site.

At the same time, Israeli police stopped and searched Palestinian students at the doors of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, obstructing their access to their schools inside the compound.

Furthermore, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, illegal Israeli colonizers, on Thursday, began building a settlement road on Palestinian lands in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron.

According to Nidal Younis, the head of the Masafer Yatta Village Council, a group of Israeli settlers began constructing a settlement road using heavy machinery.

The road is expected to be 12 kilometers in length and connect the illegal colonies of “Avigal” and “Ma’on”, expropriating Palestinian lands.

In related news, Israeli occupation forces installed, Thursday evening, a military tower in the Masafer Yatta region, south of Hebron.

According to the head of the Susiya Village Council, Jihad Nawajaa, Israeli forces installed a military tower on Palestinian lands between the village of Susiya and Ma’on in Masafer Yatta, for the purpose of monitoring the movement of citizens.

Also in the southern West Bank, a group of Israeli settlers forced, at gunpoint, three Palestinian citizens to leave their land, east of Tuqu’ town, south of Bethlehem.

According to Hasan Breijiyya, the head of the Bethlehem office of the Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, the colonizers forced the citizens, Ibrahim Abd Salem Sabah, Bassam Muhammad Al-Zeer, and Imad Ahmed Tanouh, to abandon their lands east of the town.

Breijiyya added that the colonizers stole three livestock barracks, three caravans, solar cells, and set fire to an agricultural room.