5/17/2023–|Last update: 5/17/202301:44 AM (Mecca time)
Clashes broke out between Palestinian youths and the Israeli occupation forces during their raid into Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus (in the northern occupied West Bank).
The occupation soldiers stormed the area with the aim of enabling groups of settlers to reach Joseph’s Tomb, in order to perform Talmudic rituals there.
The occupation forces used a bulldozer to remove earthen mounds and tires placed by young men on the street leading to the grave to obstruct the storming and obstructing settler buses.
In a parallel context, the occupation forces arrested 19 Palestinians during a campaign of arrests launched in Palestinian towns, villages and cities in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem.
The occupation forces prevented ambulance crews from reaching one of the injured, after clashes took place with gunmen and confrontations with the youth of the “Aqabat Jabr” camp in Jericho.
In the town of Qabatiya (south of Jenin), the occupation forces withdrew after failing to arrest a young man. The occupation forces also stormed the town of Turmusaya (north of Ramallah) and the village of Kafr Qaddum in Qalqilya. And arrested a number of Palestinians, after raiding their homes in the city of Hebron, and in the town of Issawiya in occupied Jerusalem.