NABLUS, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (WAFA) – A number of Palestinians today suffered from suffocation during clashes with Israeli forces who secure a break in by fanatic settlers into Joseph’s Tomb in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to security and medical sources.
They told WAFA that residents clashed with the soldiers who sealed off the Palestinian area to secure the visit of the settlers into the site resulting in 10 injuries mainly from suffocation due to inhaling teargas fired by the soldiers. The casualties were locally treated.
About 1200 extremist settlers broke into the site early in the morning, heavily protected by the Israeli forces and accompanied by Rafi Peretz, Israeli Education Minister and Yossi Dagan, a settler leader.
Settlers repeatedly break into Joseph’s Tomb, located in a densely populated Palestinian area in Nablus, provoking chaos and confrontation with local residents.