Settlers in Joseph's Tomb in 2013 (image from The Iran Project)

Several Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire overnight Monday, as hundreds of illegal Israeli settlers forced their way into Joseph’s Tomb near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, security sources told WAFA.

Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with hundreds of extremist Jewish settlers into the site, located in the Palestinian Authority controlled area, sparking confrontations with Palestinian residents.

Soldiers opened fire on Palestinians protesting the raid and attempting to block settlers’ access to the site, injuring several protestors with rubber-coated steel bullets. At the time of writing, the number of injured is unknown.

Soldiers also showered protesters with tear gas canisters, causing many to suffer tear-gas inhalation, all of whom received first aid treatment at the scene.

Settlers repeatedly invade Joseph’s Tomb, located in a densely populated area in Nablus, provoking chaos and confrontation with local residents.

Source : WAFA
Edited for IMEMC : Ali Salam