Late Thursday night, Israeli soldiers invaded Sebastia town, northwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and injured twenty Palestinians during ensuing protests.

Local sources said many army jeeps invaded the town just before midnight and attacked many Palestinians, leading to protests.

They added that the soldiers fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets, causing at least twenty Palestinians 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.

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