NABLUS, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 – Four Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire today morning as hundreds of Israeli settlers forced their way into Joseph’s Tomb in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, said security and medical sources.
Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with hundreds of fanatic Jewish settlers into the site, located in the Palestinian-controlled area, sparking confrontations with Palestinian residents.
Soldiers opened fire on Palestinians protesting the raid and attempting to block settlers’ access to the site, injuring four protestors with live rounds in their lower extremities.
The casualties were rushed to Rafidia Government Hospital for treatment.
Soldiers also showered protesters with tear gas canisters, causing several to suffocate. All suffocation cases received first aid treatment at the scene.
Settlers repeatedly break into Joseph’s Tomb, located in a densely Palestinian populated area in Nablus, provoking chaos and confrontation with local residents.