NABLUS, (PIC) – Three Palestinians were injured by rubber bullets and many others suffered from their exposure to tear gas during violent clashes last night with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF), who stormed the eastern area of Nablus City to provide protection for Jewish settlers.
According to the Red Crescent, its ambulance crews provided medical assistance for three wounded young men and transferred one of them to a hospital after he suffered a rubber bullet injury in his chest.
Red Crescent paramedics also helped about 33 others who suffered from inhaling tear gas during the events.
The skirmishes, which continued into the dawn of Tuesday, started after Israeli troops aboard military vehicles stormed the area and spread through its streets in order to provide protection for buses and cars carrying hundreds of settlers.
Local sources said that dozens of young men blocked roads in the eastern area with rocks, burning tires and garbage containers, and confronted Israeli soldiers and their patrol vehicles by throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.
The IOF intensively used tear gas and rubber bullets in the streets of eastern Nablus during the clashes.
Meanwhile, local sources reported that Palestinian resistance fighters opened fire at Israeli troops in Balatat Askar street in eastern Nablus, without providing further information.
Israeli troops and settlers storm almost every week the eastern area of Nablus to perform rituals at the tomb, which they think is the resting-place of the biblical patriarch Joseph, while locals and Palestinian historians affirm that the grave belongs to a local medieval Muslim Sheikh called Yousef ad-Duwaik.
(Source / 30.11.2021)