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Watch: 1،500 Israeli settlers storm Prophet Youssef tomb in Nablus

Wednesday 24/April/2019 - 01:31 PM
1500 Israeli settlers
1500 Israeli settlers stormed Prophet Youssefs tomb
Hassnein Tayea
Amid tight security of the occupation force…1500 Israeli settlers stormed on Wednesday Prophet Youssef's tomb in Nablus.

Five Knesset members have led the Israeli settlers to the prophet’s tomb amid tight security of the occupation force، the Hebrew channel of “KAN” reported.

They pointed out that the occupation army entered the town of Nablus in the northern West Bank late last night with many military vehicles and left in the early morning hours to secure the settlers.

According to the witnesses، violent clashes erupted between Palestinian youths and the Zionist army and settlers who fired stun grenades and bullets، without reported injuries.

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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