Palestinians Injured as Hundreds of Jewish Settlers Storm Joseph’s Tomb (VIDEO)

The Israeli army regularly accompanies hundreds of Jewish settlers raiding the 'Joseph’s Tomb'. (Photo: via Twitter)

Dozens of Palestinian youths suffered from tear-gas inhalation, on predawn Monday, during clashes that broke out after Jewish settlers stormed Joseph’s Tomb, in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

Local sources confirmed that that clashes broke out between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces after hundreds of Jewish settlers stormed Joseph’s Tomb near Nablus City.

Clashes were triggered when Jewish settlers began performing religious rituals in Joseph’s Tomb under the tight security of Israeli forces.

Sources added that Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets, tear-gas bombs, and stun grenades towards the youths.

Joseph’s Tomb is revered by Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Samaritans alike. The Israeli military allows Jews to visit as part of organized pilgrimages, despite the site being located in Area A where the PA has full control and prohibits Muslims from worshiping at the site.

Ultra-orthodox and nationalist Jews regularly try to visit the shrine without approval, as many Jews believe the tomb to be the final resting place of the biblical figure in the Old Testament.

Palestinians believe that Joseph’s Tomb is the funerary monument to Sheikh Yousif Dweikat, a local religious figure.

(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)

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1 Comment

  1. When you refer to the squatters and thieves as “settlers” you give them a legitimacy that is not present and a respect that is not deserved. Like wise with the terms Israel and Israeli. Israel is a holy name and it is disgusting to apply it to those murderers. They are occupiers, that’s all.

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