Some 51 Palestinians were injured on Thursday, by live and rubber bullets, with many cases of tear gas suffocation reported, during violent confrontations with Israeli forces, as hundreds of Israeli settlers raided Joseph’s Tomb, to the east of Nablus.

The Palestinian Red Crescent in Nablus reported that confrontations erupted ahead of hundreds of Israeli settlers raiding the holy site. About 51 Palestinians were injured, three of them with live bullets, upon which they were hospitalized in Rafidia hospital. 14 Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated metal bullets, and 34 suffocation were cases reported, four of them infants.

Al Ray further reports that about 1,350 Israeli settlers raided the tomb on Thursday, at dawn, under heavy protection of Israeli forces.