Hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed Joseph’s Tomb, in the city of Nablus, on Thursday, under the protection Israeli forces and the pretext of establishing Talmudic prayers.
Local sources said that soldiers closed the eastern neighborhoods of Nablus and Balata refugee camp, and erected military barriers to protect the settlers.
The sources added, according to Al Ray, that dozens of young men confronted Israeli forces by throwing stones, and closed off the streets of the eastern region with burning tires.
IsraeliÂ soldiers fired live and rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas, which led to several cases of suffocation among citizens.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.