Salfit, 24 Jumadil Akhir 1436/13 April 2015 (MINA) – Settlers from Leshem settlement to the west of Salfit took over an archeological site located on the lands of two Palestinian towns in the governorate.
Eyewitnesses said Israeli bulldozers have been working 24/7 on paving ways and building huge walls around the hamlet where the site is located, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islmic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The Palestinian researcher Khaled Maali revealed that the archeological site in Deir Sama’an is threatened by Leshem outpost which was established in 2013.
As surrounded by settlers, the area cannot be accessed by Palestinians except for one way in the south side that was paved by the Jewish settlers.
The settlers are planning to steal the most beautiful historical site in the district, Maali warned.
He highlighted that the International Criminal Court considers stealing or changing the landmarks of historical sites as a war crime.(T/P008/R03)
Mi’raj Islmic News Agency (MINA)