Scores of Palestinians injured in a night of clashes with Israelis in Nablus

NABLUS, Scores of Palestinians were injured early Tuesday during clashes with Israeli soldiers who raided the northern West Bank city of Nablus to arrest Palestinians and to secure a visit to Joseph’s Tomb for Jewish fanatics, according to Palestinian security and medical sources.

Medical sources said at least 26 Palestinians, including a woman journalist, were treated for rubber bullet injuries in Nablus, one 14-year-old boy hit by a rubber bullet to the head, while one person was treated from a live bullet injury to the leg. At least 17 others were treated from tear gas and stun grenade injuries.

The army raided Nablus to secure Joseph’s Tomb area, located inside Balata refugee camp, prompting clashes with Palestinians.

The Palestinians threw rocks at the soldiers who responded by firing tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber and live bullets to disperse the Palestinians causing the large number of injuries

Meanwhile, clashes were also reported in other area of Nablus when soldiers raided neighborhoods to arrest activists. A number of Palestinians were injured and five detained, said the security sources.

Meanwhile, soldiers opened fire at a car in Nablus injuring its occupants identified as Mohammad Abdallah Merie, who was injured by a live bullet in the hand, and his son Abdallah hit in the shoulder. Both, from the village of Marj Najeh in the northern Jordan Valley, were on their way to the central vegetable market in Nablus when shot at for no apparent reason. They were taken to Rafidia hospital in Nablus for treatment.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency