In the West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli soldiers shot and wounded a Palestinian youth, late on Monday night, and caused many others to suffocate by tear gas fired at protesters, by Israeli forces, near Joseph’s Tomb.


Witnesses told media outlets that the soldiers clashed with tens of Palestinian locals, who protested the invasion of the ancient memorial site, Joseph’s Tomb, late on Monday night.


Witnesses said that several Israeli armored vehicles, along with dozens of colonial Israeli settlers, broke into the site and soldiers began shooting rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters, to disperse Palestinian crowds, who apparently attempted to turn the invading forces back.


They further noted that during clashes with local Palestinian residents, Israeli soldiers assaulted, with batons local Palestinian residents, Mohammad Tarteer and Sa’d Abu Mazrou’, causing both of them to suffer bruises.


Media sources in Nablus city confirmed the slight injury of a local youth, with a rubber-coated steel bullet, as well as the suffocation by tear gas inhalation of many others, during last night’s protest.


In the meantime, other sources in Nablus confirmed that Israeli soldiers, at the Huwara checkpoint, south of Nablus, abducted three youths, Said Dwaikat, Aseel Dwaikat and Ahmad Dwaikat, all members of same family.


The sources noted that the three youths are residents of the Beita village, on the outskirts of Nablus, and that they were abducted when they attempted to pass the long-standing Huwara checkpoint.