Several Palestinians Injured in Joseph Tomb Clashes, Many Arrested across West Bank

تم نشره في Tue 21 November / Nov 2017. 01:00 AM
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RAMALLAH —AlGhad— Numerous injuries were reported in the city of Nabulus and its surrounding areas as Palestinians clashed with Israeli occupation forces providing cover for as many as one thousand Israeli settlers storming the alleged tomb of Joseph, east of the city.

In the meantime, occupation authorities have arrested a number of Fatah leaders and at least four Jerusalemite women in one of the large-scale arrest campaigns launched across the West Bank.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement that the Israeli troops arrested Fatah Jerusalem Affairs official Hatem Abdel Qader and Secretary of the movement Shadi Mutwir after storming their homes in Beit Hanina the neighbourhood north of the city, and a number of Palestinian young men and women.

The Palestinian official in charge of the settlement file in the northern part of the West Bank, Ghassan Douglas, said in a statement that a number Israeli military vehicles, including a bulldozer, stormed the eastern area of the city near the tomb to secure the entry of the settlers.

Dozens of Palestinian youths clashed with occupation soldiers, who in turn fired tear gas canisters and stun grenade at the resisting crowds, leaving many Palestinians suffocating.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said in a statement that a Palestinian young man was injured during confrontations with Israeli troops at the entrance to Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus.

The PRCS administered first aid to the injured before transferring him to the Rafidia Hospital, adding that another youth was injured by Israeli rubber bullets.