Violent confrontations with Israeli forces in Jerusalem and West Bank

Feb 25,2021

Confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces took place in the evening in different areas of the West Bank.

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Violent confrontations broke out on Wednesday evening between Palestinian young men and the Israeli occupation forces in the East Jerusalem district of Issawiya and other areas of the West Bank.

According to local sources in Jerusalem, Israeli police forces stormed Issawiya and fired stun and tear gas grenades at Palestinian youths, who responded by throwing homemade firebombs and firecrackers.

Meanwhile, masked young men spray-painted once again national slogans on walls in the neighborhood of Martyr Mohamed Obeid in Issawiya after police forces erased them recently.

In Nablus, confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces took place in the evening in different areas of the province, especially in the southern and eastern districts.

According to local sources, several Palestinians suffered from their exposure to tear gas during violent confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces in Osarin town, south of Nablus.

Israeli occupation forces also fired a volley of rubber bullets at local youths and swarmed the town’s streets before detaining a Palestinian called Raslan Adili from his home.

In the east of Nablus, a large number of Israeli occupation troops stormed the streets of Amman and Askar in the city, amid the intensive firing of rubber bullets and tear gas and stun grenades at local youths

Dozens of military vehicles and troops spread on roads from the Beit Furik checkpoint to Balata al-Balad suburb of Nablus city to secure the access of Jewish settlers to Joseph’s Tomb, local sources said.

Many local young men reportedly were injured by rubber bullets and suffered from inhaling tear gas during confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces in eastern Nablus.

Israeli occupation troops and settlers storm almost every week the eastern area of Nablus to perform rituals at the tomb, which they think is the resting-place of the biblical patriarch Joseph, while locals and Palestinian historians affirm that the grave belongs to a local medieval Muslim sheik called Yousef al-Duwaik.

In Ramallah, one young man suffered from a rubber bullet injury during confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces on the same day afternoon in Abu Shukheidim village.

Similar confrontations also happened in the nearby town of Kobar, west of Ramallah.