The Israeli army forced Palestinians, in the village Kufl Haris, near Salfit, in the north of the West Bank, to stay indoors on Wednesday night, to make it possible for Jewish extremists to storm the village and perform rituals there, according to residents.

They told WAFA that the army raided the village, shut down all roads and ordered Palestinians to stay off the streets as groups of fanatic settlers went around the village performing rituals at sites they claim were holy to them.

Declaring sites in Palestinian areas as holy to Jews is usually a prelude for takeover of the area and the construction of a settlement.

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