NABLUS, (PIC) – A group of Jewish settlers stormed on Friday morning an archaeological area in al-Badhan village, northeast of Nablus city.
The settlers barged their way into Wadi al-Badhan, a famous springtime holiday destination, amid heavy military protection.
Local sources said that Israeli occupation forces (IOF) were deployed since the early morning hours to pave the way for a number of buses with settlers on board.
Wadi al-Badhan is considered one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Palestine given its abundance of water springs, greenery, cool air and high biodiversity.
According to the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem (ARIJ), settlers frequently attack the village, illegally dumping their wastewater onto the village land, thus polluting the villagers’ crops and trees.
The village of al-Badhan is named after the valley and has a population of about 4,000 people.
(Source / 15.10.2021)