Written by: JNS
Article source: worldisraelnews.com

Palestinian media reports 7 wounded as Israeli security forces disperse rioters during pilgrimage of 1,000 Jews to the tomb ahead of Yom Kippur.

Dozens of Palestinians rioted on Sunday night following the pilgrimage of some 1,000 Jews, under Israeli security escort, to the Tomb of Joseph in Shechem 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 PA’s Wafa news agency reported that seven rioters had been wounded after “Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with over a thousand fanatic Jewish settlers to the site, located in the Palestinian-controlled area, sparking confrontations with Palestinian residents.”

Wafa stated that the injured Palestinians had been “protesting” the “raid” and “attempting to block settlers’ access to the site”.

“Among the settlers who raided the site were Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen, leader of the council of settlers in the occupied West Bank Yossi Dagan, and Knesset member Moshe Arbel,” Wafa reported.

Click here to KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE weekly newsletter.


Date published: 08/10/2019
Feature image: A Palestinian demonstrator burns tires near Joseph’s Tomb in July. (Flash90/Nasser Ishtayeh)

DISCLAIMER
JOY! News is a Christian news portal that shares pre-published articles by writers around the world. Each article is sourced and linked to the origin, and each article is credited with the author’s name. Although we do publish many articles that have been written in-house by JOY! journalists, we do not exclusively create our own content. Any views or opinions presented on this website are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the company. 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here