On Thursday dawn, Israeli soldiers injured sixty-four Palestinians, including children and an infant, in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said the soldiers shot a young man with a live round in the thigh before the medics rushed him to a hospital in the city.
Jibril added that the soldiers shot sixteen Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, including four who were hospitalized for further treatment.
PRCS medics also treated forty Palestinians who suffered the severe effects of tear gas inhalation, including four children and an infant who were rushed to Rafidia hospital for further treatment.
Jibril stated that five Palestinians suffered burns from Israeli concussion grenades and gas bombs, and two were injured after falling while the soldiers were chasing them.
Two Palestinian families had to be evacuated from their homes due to the intensity of the Israeli gas bombs.
The Israeli army said three Israelis, including a military commander, were injured during exchanges of fire with Palestinian fighters near Joseph’s Tombs area, in Nablus after the army accompanied hundreds of colonizers into the site.
Soldiers Injure 22 Palestinians, Including Children, In Nablus
Jun 30, 2022, at 04:50
On Wednesday night, Israeli soldiers injured twenty-two Palestinians, including children and one infant, who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said the medics rushed a family, including four children and an infant, to Rafidia hospital, due to the severe effects of tear gas inhalation.
He added that the soldiers also caused twelve other Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation and three who suffered burns.
The injuries occurred when many army jeeps invaded the eastern area of Nablus city to accompany dozens of colonizers into Joseph’s Tombs, leading to protests.
Some protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at the military vehicles, including the armored bulldozers that invaded the city.
The army fired dozens of live rounds, gas bombs, and concussion grenades at the protesters and many surrounding homes, causing injuries among families.
The army said Palestinian fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers near Joseph’s Tomb, mildly wounding three Israelis, including the Commanding Officer of the “Shomron Regional Brigade” of the Israeli army, who suffered a shrapnel wound.
Following the exchange of fire, the army removed the colonizers and withdrew its soldiers from the area.
The army frequently invades the eastern area of Nablus to accompany the colonists into the historic site, an issue that leads to protests, in addition to the ongoing invasions of homes and the abduction of many Palestinians.
Jews, Muslims, Christians, and Samaritans revere Joseph the patriarch, however, the Israeli military allows Jews to visit as part of organized pilgrimages, despite the site being in Area A where the PA has full control and prohibits Muslims from worshiping at the site.
Ultra-orthodox and nationalist Jews constantly try to visit the shrine without approval, as many Jews believe the tomb to be the final resting place of the biblical figure in the Old Testament.
Palestinians believe that Joseph’s Tomb is the funerary monument to Sheikh Yousif Dweikat, a local religious figure.