Palestinians resist settlers’ raid, injure 5 at Qaber Youssef
Palestinian Resistance fighters confront Israeli settlers’ violence at Qaber Youssef (Joseph's Tomb) in Nablus, injuring five.
Five Israeli settlers were wounded after storming Qaber Youssef (Joseph's Tomb) in Nablus. The Palestinians have been forced to resist the Israeli settlers' violence on daily basis. Settlers usually attack Palestinians and their homes, smashing citizens' vehicles, storming holy sites, throwing stones, and shooting live bullets.
"A number of civilians entered Nablus without coordination," the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) said in a statement.
"While they were there, they were shot and wounded," the statement added.
Later, the settlers’ vehicle was torched, as per Israeli media.
It is worth noting that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed on August 18 the eastern area of Nablus with dozens of military vehicles, heading toward Qaber Youssef.
The IOF, accompanied by Israeli settlers, both in large numbers, stormed Al-Quds and Amman Streets in the vicinity of Qaber Youssef east of Nablus, and the Askar and Balata refugee camps.
The IOF shot live munition at the Palestinians and heavily deployed tear gas and stun grenades, leading to the martyrdom of 18-year-old Young Wasim Abu Khalifa.
“Israel’s” execution of Palestinians is neither new nor shocking. However, Israeli forces have significantly escalated the killing and repression of Palestinians in recent days, following a green light from Israeli officials, according to a Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor report issued on April 13.
Although the IOF’s shoot-to-kill policy was already flexible and frequently resulted in the killing of Palestinians without justification or proportionality, the new instructions made pulling the trigger easier for the soldiers, giving them a shield from any accountability.