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Violent clashes break out between Palestinian young men and Israeli occupation in Nablus

Nablus (The Inside Palestine)- Violent clashes broke out on Monday evening between Palestinian young men and Israeli soldiers in the eastern area of Nablus city before hundreds of Jewish settlers flocked after midnight to the area to perform night rituals at Joseph’s Tomb.

Local sources said that dozens of young men blocked roads in the eastern area with rocks and burning tires and confronted Israeli soldiers and their patrol vehicles by throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at them.

The skirmishes started after Israel troops aboard military vehicles, including a bulldozer, stormed the eastern area of Nablus and spread through its streets in order to provide protection for buses and cars carrying hundreds of settlers.

Eyewitnesses said that hundreds of settlers aboard buses and cars gathered at first at the Beit Furik checkpoint in the east of the city before heading for the area where Joseph’s Tomb is located after the bulldozer and troops cleared the way for them.

They added that the settlers were dancing, singing, and screaming loudly and hysterically at Joseph’s Tomb for long hours, causing a disturbance to local residents.

Two local young men reportedly suffered from rubber bullet injuries and two others from inhaling tear gas fumes during the events.

Source: The Palestinian Information Center

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