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2800 Israeli settlers storm Prophet Youssef tomb

Wednesday 20/February/2019 - 01:11 PM
Prophet Youssefs
Prophet Youssefs tomb
Edited by Hassnein Tayea
More than 2800 Israeli settlers stormed at dawn on Wednesday Prophet Youssef's tomb، east of Nablus، under heavy protection from Israeli soldiers.

Palestinian local sources said that a number of buses carrying settlers stormed the city of Nablus، heading to the tomb of Prophet Youssef to perform religious rituals.

Clashes broke out in the region amid heavy fire and tear gas، leading to the suffocation of many citizens.
Israeli settlers repeatedly attempt to break into the holy site of Joseph's Tomb، located in a Palestinian populated area in Nablus، triggering violent confrontations with local residents.

Youssef’s tomb is revered by Jews، Muslims، Christians، and Samaritans alike. The Israeli military allows Jews to visit as part of organized pilgrimages، despite the site being located in Area A where the PA has full control، and prohibits Muslims from worshiping at the site.

Ultra-orthodox and nationalist Jews regularly try to visit the shrine without approval، as many Jews believe the tomb to be the final resting place of the biblical figure in the Old Testament.

Palestinians believe that Youssef's tomb is the funerary monument to Sheikh Yousif Dweikat، a local religious figure.

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