Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Sunday, the archeological area in Sebastia Palestinian town, north of Nablus, in northern West Bank.

Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, said a large military force invaded the town, accompanied by senior government officials, before heading to the archaeological area.

Azem added that the soldiers were extensively deployed around the site, and closed all surrounding roads, preventing the Palestinians from entering the area.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers frequently invade Sebastia to accompany groups of illegal Israeli colonialist settlers into the archeological site, an issue that leads to protests, injuries, and abductions of locals.

During these invasions, the soldiers block all Palestinian traffic, in addition to frequently storming homes, abducting Palestinians, and attacking protesters, in addition to removing the Palestinian flag from the site.