Israeli occupation forces shot and injured, on Tuesday night, three Palestinian young men, one seriously, and caused dozens more to sustain inhalation injuries, during settlers’ storming of the eastern area of Nablus, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

Under the full protection of the Israeli army, illegal settlers invaded the site of Joseph’s Tomb, in the eastern part of Nablus city, in the northern occupied West Bank.

A large army force, along with 2 military bulldozers, invaded the eastern region of Nablus, closed Amman Street with dirt mounds, and increased their presence from there down to the Beit Furik military roadblock, southeast of the city.

Local Palestinian youths protested the incursion by burning tires, and throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at the military vehicles.

Soldiers responded by firing live rounds and a heavy barrage of tear gas canisters at those who resisted the incursion.

The Ministry of Health announced that a total of three Palestinian young men were shot by the occupation army, with live ammunition.

The Ministry said that one young man sustained a serious gunshot wound to the abdomen, another suffered a moderate gunshot wound to the thigh, and another was shot in the leg, all of whom were admitted to Nablus hospitals.

At least 35 citizens suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation, including a woman and her infant, while one person was injured after falling from an unknown height.

Sources added that soldiers fired live ammunition at a vehicle in Askar al-Balad, without causing any injuries.

Armed Palestinian resistance fighters, from the “Nablus Brigade”, associated with the “Al-Quds Brigades”, the military wing of the “Islamic Jihad” movement fired at the invading army vehicles.

In a statement, the “Al-Quds Brigades” confirmed that resistance fighters were, “confronting the occupation forces, during their storming of the eastern region and the vicinity of Joseph’s Tomb, with heavy shells of bullets and explosive devices.”

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