Samaritans were a people developed during the time the Jews returned from Babylon these are mixed Jewish/Israeli people and before the term Palestinians existed. This is a History and archeological issue not a political issue. The site should be opened for education. Even education of the "Palestinian Samaritans"
Two killed as Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire (AP)
from the article: Ancient site near Nablus 'too problematic' to open