Clashes and firefights broke out between Palestinians and Israeli security forces on Sunday night as about 500 Jewish worshipers visited Joseph's Tomb in Nablus in the West Bank, with two Border Policemen injured by Palestinian rioters.
شاهد| جيش الاحتلال يطلق النار بشكل جنوني صوب بناية بعد تعرضه لإطلاق نار شرق نابلس. pic.twitter.com/d9JPoYG1dW— شبكة قدس الإخبارية (@qudsn) September 27, 2021
As the Israeli forces and worshipers entered the city, dozens of Palestinians rioted, throwing rocks and explosives toward their vehicles and firing toward security forces, according to Border Police.
شاهد| مراسلنا: "هكذا استقبل الشبّان قوات الاحتلال لحظة اقتحامها المنطقة الشرقية في نابلس".تصوير: عبدالله بحش pic.twitter.com/XLmq6dskW6— شبكة قدس الإخبارية (@qudsn) September 26, 2021
Border Police responded to the riots with live fire and riot dispersal methods. One officer was lightly wounded by an explosive and transferred for treatment to an IDF clinic. Another officer was injured lightly by a stone that hit his face and was treated at the scene.
Amid the firefight, an armored vehicle belonging to Border Police sustained significant damage.
All of the worshippers have left the Joseph's Tomb complex and the disturbances have ended.
Clashes were also reported in Bidu, northwest of Jerusalem, on Sunday night. Seven Palestinian suspects were reportedly arrested in towns in the Bidu area and more weapons were seized.
The clashes come less than a day after five Palestinians were killed and two IDF soldiers were injured after armed clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli security forces during a wave of anti-Hamas operations across the West Bank.