Settlers Broke into Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus, Provoke Clashes

NABLUS, May 26, 2014 (WAFA) – Hundreds of Israeli settlers Monday broke into Joseph’s Tomb east of the West Bank city of Nablus, leading to clashes, according to local sources and witnesses.

Witnesses told WAFA that hundreds of settlers stormed the area under heavy army protection, provoking confrontations with local residents; soldiers fired tear gas canisters, stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets towards the residents, yet no injuries or arrests were reported.

To be noted, settlers tend to break into the tomb and perform rituals there almost on a weekly basis, a practice which has predominantly resulted in tension and clashes with local residents.

 

Source: WAFA