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Israeli forces injure 11 Palestinians in Nablus

Israeli soldiers inspect the site where an alleged Palestinian knife attacker was shot and killed by Israeli security forces, near Nablus in the northern West Bank, on 20 April, 2019 [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli soldiers inspect the site where an alleged Palestinian knife attacker was shot and killed by Israeli security forces, near Nablus in the northern West Bank, on 20 April, 2019 [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli forces injured 11 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Red Crescent said Wednesday.

In a news release, it said Israeli forces wounded five people with rubber bullets while six others were given medical care after suffering from tear gas, including a two-month-old child.

According to eyewitnesses, a brawl occurred between Palestinians and Israeli troops near Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus while hundreds of Jews were getting ready for a ceremony.

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Jews believe the site to be the burial place of the biblical patriarch Joseph. Muslims, however, challenge this claim, saying an Islamic cleric – Sheikh Yussef Dawiqat – was buried at the site two centuries ago.

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