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Israel settlers set up new outpost in Occupied West Bank

Israeli security forces block the entrances to the West Bank village of Burqah, near the illegal Israeli outpost Homesh, ahead of a protest by Israeli settlers on December 23, 2021 [JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images]
Israeli security forces block the entrances to the West Bank village of Burqah, near the illegal Israeli outpost Homesh, ahead of a protest by Israeli settlers on December 23, 2021 [JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images]

Israeli settlers, on Friday, set up a new settlement outpost in northern West Bank, Anadolu News Agency reports.

"A group of settlers established a settlement outpost on the lands of Jureesh town, south of Nablus," Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told Anadolu.

He said that the settlers installed a number of residential caravans in the area.

Israel occupation forces, settlers attack Palestinians in Hebron - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/Middle East Monitor]

Israel occupation forces, settlers attack Palestinians in Hebron – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/Middle East Monitor]

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned the establishment of the outpost.

"This crime (establishing the outpost) is Israel's response to the current American team's visit to the region, and a blatant challenge to international and American demands to stop all illegal unilateral measures," the Ministry said.

It stressed that "the failure of the American side to respond immediately to this provocative step reflects a lack of seriousness in putting words and positions into actions."

On Wednesday, a US delegation headed by National Security Adviser, Jack Sullivan, visited the region and met with Palestinian and Israeli officials.

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