The riots occurred during the visit of Israeli pilgrims to the tomb of Joseph in Nablus (Shechem) on the West Bank of the Jordan River, two soldiers of the Israeli border police were injured, writes RIA Novosti.
“The Israeli police border guards and the Israel Defense Forces provided the safety of about 500 believers who arrived at the tomb of Joseph in Nablus,” police said.
During the pilgrimage, riots broke out, shooting at the Israelis, throwing stones and improvised explosive devices. Border police fighters returned fire and used means to disperse the demonstrations.
The Tomb of Joseph is an ancient burial monument on the outskirts of the city of Nablus on the West Bank of the Jordan River. According to Jewish and Muslim traditions, the forefather Joseph is buried here.