Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Monday at night, a young Palestinian man in Nablus, in northern West Bank.
Local sources said the young man, identified as Amir Issa, was driving his car when the soldiers accompanied dozens of colonialist settlers into Joseph’s Tomb, east of Nablus.
They added that Palestinian medics rushed the young man to Rafidia hospital, after sustaining gunshot wounds in the leg, in addition to cuts and bruises in the face and chest.
The attack also caused the car to crash, an issue that led to more injuries.
It is worth mentioning that 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 alike, 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.
On Monday at night, a Palestinian woman was moderately injured after an illegal Israeli colonialist settler rammed her with his car near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene and detained her son.
On Monday evening, Israeli colonialist settlers closed the main Jenin-Nablus Road, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and attacked Palestinian cars.
In April of 2021, an elderly Palestinian woman was killed, after being rammed by the speeding vehicle of an illegal Israeli colonialist settler at the western entrance of the Sammoa’ town, southwest of Hebron.
Such incidents are frequent and have led to many Palestinian casualties, in various parts of the West Bank.