Occupation Forces Injure Dozens of Palestinians as Illegal Israeli Settlers Invade Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus


Dozens of Palestinian civilians suffered injuries, on Wednesday night, when hundreds of illegal Israeli settlers invaded Joseph’s Tomb under the full protection of occupation forces, according to local sources.

In the northern West Bank city of Nablus, hundreds of illegal colonial settlers stormed the area of Joseph’s Tomb, triggering protests from local Palestinian youths and armed resistance fighters.

Israeli military vehicles entering Nablus – Eye on Palestine/Facebook
Settlers celebrate after storming Joseph’s Tomb – Eye on Palestine/Facebook

Dozens of Israeli military vehicles invaded the area, while a bus carrying illegal colonists entered the city, sparking fierce resistance from armed Palestinian fighters who targeted the bus as it drove toward the holy site.

Resistance fighters open fire during settler incursion into Joseph’s Tomb – Eye on Palestine/Facebook

Israeli forces injured dozens of Palestinian civilians who protested against the settler invasion, one of whom was shot with a live round in the thigh, he was transferred to hospital, according to Ahmed Jibril, the Nablus director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) emergency and ambulance service.

Jibreel added that sixteen others were shot with rubber-coated steel rounds, four of whom were brought to hospital for medical intervention.

Israeli soldiers fire tear gas during settler incursion – Eye on Palestine/Facebook

Additionally, 40 civilians suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation, including five children and an infant who were taken to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus city for treatment.

Meanwhile another five Palestinian civilians suffered burns and two more were wounded from falls during the settler incursion, they were treated on site by local medics.

Spokesperson for occupation army announced, on Thursday, that the commander of the “Israeli Samaria Brigade”, identified as Roi Tswig, was shot by Palestinian resistance fighters, along with two illegal colonial settlers.

The Palestinian Authority denounced the Israeli military incursion into the holy site, while the ruling Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) party in the Gaza Strip commended the efforts of the resistance against the violations of the occupation and its settlers.

In a statement, the Hamas movement announced that, “the resistance bullets that rise in the West Bank today clearly announce that the uprising of our people, who sacrificed so long for their freedom and dignity, will continue until the occupation is defeated from our land and our holy sites.”

Palestinian resistance fighters open fire during settler incursion – Eye on Palestine/Facebook

Sources: WAFA, Quds Press, Quds Press, WAFA

Photo: Screenshot from Eye on Palestine video

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