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How these Palestinians thwarted settlers in northern West Bank

The Palestnian residents of Beita in the northern West Bank have held off settlers who tried for the fourth time to establish an outpost on the top of a strategic mount near their town.
Palestinian youths clash with Israeli security forces in the village of Beita, south of Nablus, West Bank, June 8, 2021.

RAMALLAH, West Bank —  Muhammad Hamayel, a 15-year-old from the town of Beita, southeast of Nablus in the northern West Bank, was shot dead by the Israeli army during the clashes that took place in the town June 11, in protest against the outpost established on the lands of Jabal Sbeih in the town.

The town of Beita has turned into a heated confrontation point between the Palestinian residents and the Israeli army and settlers, in light of the latter’s attempt to establish a settlement outpost called Avitar atop Jabal Sbeih (Mount Sbeih).

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