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IOF storms Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, attacks Palestinian young men

Nablus (The Inside Palestine)- Dozens of Palestinian young men suffered from their exposure to tear gas during clashes on Monday evening with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in the village of al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, south of Nablus.

According to local sources, the clashes started when Israeli troops aboard more than 12 military vehicles stormed the village, closed all its entrances and set up four roadblocks in its streets.

The IOF also prevented, for over three hours, any Palestinian from entering or leaving the village.

Soldiers and settlers have repeatedly attacked the historic Khan al-Lubban caravansary in the village. Jewish settlers from the illegal settlement of Ma’ale Levona in recent months wreaked havoc on the place, destroying its doors, water pipelines, orange trees and premises.

Owner of the caravansary Khaled Daraghmeh says his property has been exposed to frequent attacks by settlers with the aim of seizing the place and annexing it to nearby illegal settlements.

Khan al-Lubban dates back to the Ottoman era and stretches over an area of 300 dunums of land.

Source: The Palestinian Information Center

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