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Monday, May 30, 2011

3000 Israeli settlers infiltrate Nablus, call for military control over site

IMEMC- 200-300 Israeli settlers infiltrated Nablus and called for the Israeli military to re-establish control in the area after they broke free from the Israeli security forces accompanying them. The group were part of some 1,500 Israeli who were visiting nearby Joseph’s Tomb.

50 of the same part barricaded themselves into the religious site and refused to leave. The group stayed into dawn and clashed with Israeli military forces that tried to remove them. One military driver sustained injuries during the clashes.

The PA is to bring legal proceedings due to property damage caused by the settlers during the incident.

The incident happened during a visit by 1,500 Israeli’s to Josephs Tomb on Sunday night under protection from the Israeli military. The Huwwara checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah was closed by the Israeli military to Palestinian drivers and flying road blocks established to allow for the visit. Read more