Wednesday, August 05, 2020

(JNS) Dozens of Palestinians rioted this weekend following the pilgrimage of some 1,000 Jews, under Israeli security escort, to the Tomb of Joseph in Shechem/Nablus to pray. The rioters threw firebombs and burning tires at security personnel. Israeli security forces responded with riot dispersal methods.

There were no Israeli reports of casualties during the incident, however the P.A.’s Wafa news agency reported that seven rioters had been wounded. Wafa stated that the injured Palestinians had been “protesting” the “raid” and were “attempting to block settlers’ access to the site.”