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Israeli settlers storm archaeological site of Burnat in Nablus

Nablus(The inside Palestine)- Hundreds of Jewish settlers stormed on Monday morning an archaeological site near Nablus city in the northern Occupied West Bank.

Local sources said that the settlers arrived by motorbikes and buses to the Burnat area which is located on the top of Mount Ebal, north of Nablus.

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) deployed in the surrounding roads and streets to secure the storming of settlers.

This is the first time that this number of settlers carry out incursions into this site with their families.

The so-called groups of Hilltop Youth had previously announced their intention to break into Mount Ebal to reach the archaeological site.

Burnat is located on the top of the northern slope of Mount Ebal, to the east of the northern Asira town, and sprawls over approximately 37 dunums.

The site contains stone chains and a stone building which farmers use as a shelter for them from the winter rain and summer heat, as well as putting their agricultural tools and livestock in it.

The settlers claim that this site includes the Yeshua bin-Nun altar which dates back to the 13th century BC. This is opposed by many archaeologists, including Israeli ones.

Source: PIC

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