2 IDF Soldiers Securing Israeli Worshippers at Yosef’s Tomb Wounded by Rocks
Some 1,500 Israelis on Sunday night entered the city of Shechem (Nablus) to pray at Yosef’s Tomb inside the city and to celebrate the holiday of Tu Bishvat.
The worshippers were accompanied by Israeli forces who secured their entry into an area controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA).
Arabs throwing rocks at the securing forces lightly wounded two IDF soldiers, who were evacuated for treatment at a hospital.
Israeli entries into Yosef’s Tomb are often accompanied by Arab violence against the worshippers.
In related news, IDF forces operating in the Efraim area encountered heavy rioting by local Arabs who threw firebombs and rocks at them. The Israeli soldiers responded by firing crowd dispersal means at the rioters. No Israelis were injured in this incident.
Israeli forces operating in the Menashe area to seize illegal weapons found two Carlo submachine guns and confiscated them. The Carlos are usually produced locally at illegal workshops.
Israeli forces carrying out counter-terrorism operations throughout Judea and Samaria arrested 30 Arabs suspected of carrying out attacks against Israelis and other acts of terrorism.