Israeli occupation forces fire at protesting Palestinians near Nabi Yusuf

NABLUS, (PIC)– Hundreds of Jewish settlers escorted by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed the Nabi Yusuf shrine to the east of Nablus city at midnight Monday.

Eyewitnesses said that ten coaches carrying hundreds of Jewish settlers arrived to the site at midnight Monday and performed rituals.

They said that confrontations took place between the IOF soldiers and Palestinian youths residing near to the shrine that continued till dawn Tuesday during which the soldiers fired stun grenades at Palestinian homes and youths who responded by throwing stones and empty bottles.

Palestinians living nearby have always complained form the repeated “visits” of those settlers to the shrine during which they perform their rituals and revel in a way disturbing the residents.

( / 24.01.2012)

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