NABLUS, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 (WAFA) – Two Palestinians early Wednesday were injured with Israeli gunfire as thousands of Israeli settlers forced their way into Joseph’s Tomb in the occupied northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Security and medical sources told WAFA that Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with thousands 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 two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and causing a number of others to suffocate from tear gas.
One protestor was hit with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the face, while the other was hit with bullet shrapnel in the right thigh.
Both casualties were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, while a number of other casualties were treated 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.