Violent confrontations erupted as hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed, on Wednesday night, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, guarded by the Israeli forces and for the purpose of performing Talmudic rituals.

Eyewitnesses reported that Israeli forces, accompanied by a bulldozer, stormed Beit Furik checkpoint, to the east of Nablus. Dozens of Israeli soldiers then stormed the Dahiya neighborhood, near Joseph’s tomb, coming from the military point on Mount Gerizim.

Confrontations centered in Dahiya, Jerusalem Street, Amman Street and Al-Hesba Street, in the vicinity of the tomb, where Israeli soldiers fired sound bombs and tear gas.

During the confrontations, journalist Mu’tasim Suqef al-Hitt, a reporter for Quds News Network, was wounded with two metal bullets in his feet while covering the events. He received treatment on the ground, and was then transferred to hospital.