On Thursday, Israeli soldiers caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Sebastia town, northwest of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank’s northern part.

Mohammad Azem, the Mayor of Sebastia, said several military jeeps invaded the town to accompany illegal colonizers to the archeological area after closing it to the Palestinians, leading to protests.

Azem added that the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the protesters and surrounding areas, causing many Palestinians, including schoolchildren, to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers frequently invade Sebastia to accompany groups of colonialist settlers into the archaeological area, which the military wants to impose its full control on to prevent the Palestinians from entering it.

During these invasions, the soldiers block all Palestinian traffic, frequently storm homes, abduct Palestiniansattack protesters, and remove the Palestinian flag from the archeological area.