More than1,000 extremist settlers storm Joseph Tomb in Nablus

More than 1,000 extremist settlers early Wednesday stormed “Joseph Tomb” east of the occupied northern West Bank town of Nablus accompanied by Israeli occupation forces, according to a Palestinian source.

The Palestinian official in charge of the settlement file in the northern part of the West Bank, Ghassan Douglas, said in a statement that hundreds of Israeli settles’ stormed the tomb at down, amid heavy military measures, to perform their Talmudic rituals in the area.

Following the storming, violent clashes erupted between Palestinian youths and Israel soldiers, who fired stun grenades and tear gas canisters at the locals, he added.

Today’s raid came to pave the way for the extremist settlers to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, the Israeli public radio reported .

Chairman of the settlements’ Council in the northern West Bank Yossi Dagan, Israeli Minister of Social Equality Gila Gamliel and a number of the occupation army leaders accompanied the extremists, the radio added.

Source: Jordan News Agency