Israeli occupation forces stormed, Tuesday night, the eastern part of Nablus city, in the northern West Bank, and injured dozens of Palestinian youths, local sources reported.
Media sources said that a large military force, accompanied by two military bulldozers, stormed the eastern region of Nablus, and increased their presence through to the Beit Furik military roadblock, southeast of the city.
The invasion coincided with the illegal settlers’ incursion into the Joseph’s Tomb site, east of the city, causing many local youths to protest the invasion.
Occupation forces heavily fired tear gas canisters, striking one young man in the head, and causing dozens of civilians to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation, according to medical sources.
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According to Ahmed Jibril, the Nablus director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society Ambulance and Emergency Center, at least 30 people sustained inhalation injuries, and one young man was shot in the head with a tear gas canister.
Jibril added that soldiers blocked ambulance crews from reaching a home to evacuate those inside whose home was targeted with tear gas.
It was reported that bulldozers closed Amman Street leading in to Nablus from Joseph’s Tomb area, with mounds of dirt, while Palestinian protesters burned tires.
Local young men hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at the invading army vehicles and targeted them with crude explosives in Balata al-Balad, east of the city.
No injuries were reported among the army.
Israeli colonizers often storm the Joseph’s Tomb site, under the full protection of the occupation army, leading to protests from local Palestinian youths.