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Israel shoots 2 Palestinians after settlers storm Nablus site

Israeli forces fire at Palestinians in Nablus, West Bank on 25 August 2017 [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]

Two young Palestinian men were shot and injured and another was detained early this morning when clashes erupted between Israeli occupation forces and Palestinian youths, as the soldiers escorted hundreds of settlers and right-wing Israelis to Joseph's Tomb near Balata refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus.

Palestinian security sources told Ma'an in Nablus that five busloads of Israelis under heavy military protection stormed the area to perform religious rituals at Joseph's Tomb, which is located in an area controlled by the Palestinian Authority.

The sources added that young Palestinian men clashed with the Israeli soldiers around the site and two young men were shot and injured during the clashes.

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Palestinian Mousa Suleiman Saadah was also detained by Israeli soldiers.

Israeli soldiers and worshipers left the area after 4am, the sources said.

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