A group of illegal Jewish settlers, backed by Israeli occupation soldiers, stormed ‘Joseph’s Tomb’ in the occupied Palestinian city of Nablus, injuring 20 Palestinians.
Israeli military vehicles stormed the West Bank city along with hundreds of extremist Jewish settlers, Quds News Network (QNN) reported.
Palestinian youth tried to confront the Israeli raid by burning tires and throwing stones.
Israeli economy minister Eli Cohen, head of council of settlers in the occupied West Bank Yossi Dagan, and Israeli MK Moshe Arbel were among the settlers who stormed Joseph’s tomb in Nablus last night. #GroupPalestine #قروب_فلسطيني pic.twitter.com/IorbGsQyK6
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Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli army opened fire at protesters, and lobbed teargas grenades injuring 20 Palestinians.
Joseph’s Tomb is revered by Palestinians as an ancient Islamic shrine located less than 2km north-east of Nablus.
(Palestine Chronicle, QNN, Social Media)