Israeli soldiers and dozens of illegal Israeli settlers invaded, Thursday, the Joseph Tomb area, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, leading to clashes with local youths; many residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.Eyewitnesses said several Israeli buses, and military jeeps, invaded the eastern area of Nablus, heading toward the Joseph Tomb area, and clashed with dozens of local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles on them.

Medical sources said scores of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and received treatment by local medics.

In related news, Israeli soldiers interrogated a wounded Palestinian child, from the ‘Aida refugee camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, while receiving treatment at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

The child, identified as Anan Fares Mallash, 15 years of age, was shot with a live round, on Wednesday evening.