Israeli occupation forces attacked and injured, late Tuesday night, dozens of Palestinians, including one seriously, in the Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, according to local sources.

The military invaded the camp, just after it stormed the eastern part of Nablus in order to secure the illegal settlers’ incursion into the Joseph’s Tomb site, east of the city.

During the earlier attack, one Palestinian young man was shot in the head with a tear gas canister, 30 sustained inhalation injuries, and one suffered an injury from a fall.

Afterwards, the army invaded the Balata camp, sparking protests among local Palestinian youths, which soldiers responded to by firing live rounds, and tear gas canisters.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society medics reported that occupation soldiers shot and critically injured one young man with a live round in the chest.

Sources added that soldiers abducted the seriously injured man while medical staff was providing emergency medical attention.

The identity of the critically injured man was not known at the time of writing this report, although reports state that one injured man was taken to An-Najah National University Hospital in Nablus.

They also stated that the army obstructed and assaulted medical crews, and prevented their entry into the camp, after closing all entrances.

Medical sources added that six others were injured with shrapnel (live bullet fragments), two of whom were transported to hospital, while the others were treated on site.

In addition, the PRCS said that at least 85 civilians suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation, all of whom were given medical care on site.

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Furthermore, sources said that two young men sustained injuries as a result of falls, both were treated at the scene.

Adding to all of the injuries inflicted on the Palestinian population in the region, soldiers bombed a civilian home, belonging to the family of Abdullah Abu Shalal, as well as Fatah headquarters.

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Finally, it was reported that the army fired live rounds at the press who were attempting to obtain media coverage of the assault.

Additional information regarding this incursion will be provided once it becomes available.