Dozens of extremist Israeli settlers, on Wednesday morning, broke into the town of as-Samu, in Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank, to perform Talmudic rituals in celebration of the Jewish holidays.

Local sources reported that the settlers stormed the centre of as-Samu under heavily armed protection by Israeli soldiers, to perform Talmudic rituals in the town.

Extremist Israeli settlers and politicians have been violating the sanctity of historic religious sites on an almost daily basis, and always under the protection of armed occupation forces, which often attack Palestinian worshipers who try to protect their holy sites.