Several Palestinians injured in Zionists raids across WB

TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (MNA) – Several Palestinians have been injured in the Israeli regime's military’s new raids across the occupied West Bank and desecration of holy sites.

Overnight clashes erupted on Tuesday after the Israeli regime's army raided the eastern part of Nablus city and closed off the Tomb of Joseph to escort settlers into the religious site, sparking protests by the Palestinian residents, the local Wafa news agency reported.

Zionist forces deployed several military vehicles on the streets leading to the area. They fired gunshots, sound bombs and tear gas to enable the settlers’ incursion of the holy site.

Dozens of Palestinians suffered suffocation due to tear gas inhalation.

The Zionist escalation prompted the Palestinian resistance group known as the Lions’ Den to respond and shoot at the military vehicles of the occupation army.  

The Resistance group also called on Palestinians to boost preparations to confront the Zionists' assaults.

Similar clashes were reported in other parts of the West Bank, including al-Khalil, Jenin, Ramallah and Bethlehem, after Zionist forces stormed the areas, the report said.

In response, young Palestinian men used fireworks to confront Zionist vehicles and soldiers and prevent them from advancing further into the city.

During the clashes, the Israeli occupation forces detained at least 20 Palestinians from several areas across the occupied territories, including 10 people from al-Khalil.  

Also on Tuesday, dozens of Zionist settlers, guarded by the regime’s military forces, stormed al-Aqsa Mosque courtyards and wandered provocatively across them, Press TV reported.

The recent waves of violence in the West Bank take place as the new extremist cabinet led by hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushes for far-right policies to intensify the crackdown on Palestinians.  

Since the beginning of 2023, 14 Palestinians have been killed, including four children, according to statistics from the Palestinian Ministry of Health.


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