Archaeological site in north of West Bank target of Israeli settlers, says official

Dozens of Israeli settlers today broke into Sebastia archaeological site, in the north of the occupied West Bank, in what appears to be plans to eventually take it over, according to Sebastia mayor, Mohammad Azem

He said about 50 settlers forced their way into the site under the protection of the Israeli soldiers, who closed off roads leading to the site to Palestinians.

He added that the site has been a regular target by settlers, noting that an Israeli officer also came to the site yesterday, raising concern of intentions to take it over.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency