The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shot a Palestinian dead and injured at least three others, two in serious condition, in the West Bank city of Nablus at dawn Thursday.
This came after IOF troops and settler groups stormed the city to perform Talmudic rituals at Joseph’s Tomb, referring to a shrine in the city.
The Palestinian health ministry affirmed that Badr Sami Ribhi al-Masri, 19, succumbed to fatal injuries he sustained from IOF gunfire.
At least three Palestinians also suffered gunshot wounds, two of them were in serious condition.
The director of the Red Crescent Ambulance and Emergency Center in Nablus, Ahmed Jibril, affirmed that the IOF troops prevented the Red Crescent ambulance from reaching a 12-day-old baby girl who was suffering from teargas inhalation.
The paramedics were forced to march on foot to provide her with the necessary medical aid.
Along the same line, 30 people suffered from teargas inhalation, the sources added.
The IOF also targeted an ambulance with rubber-coated metal bullets while transporting a patient near Balata refugee camp.
Meanwhile, hundreds of settlers gathered inside the mausoleum of Joseph’s Tomb.
Israeli occupation forces and settlers routinely storm the eastern area of Nablus to perform rituals at the tomb, which they claim to be the resting-place of the biblical patriarch Joseph, while locals and Palestinian historians affirm that the grave belongs to a local medieval Muslim Sheikh called Yousef al-Duwaik.
In Salfit, clashes erupted in Qarawat Bani Hassan town in protest against the Israeli decision to close its entrance for several days.
International laws strictly prohibit targeting civilians and residential areas during wars and armed conflicts. Such crimes require urgent intervention from international organizations to take effective measures to put an end to the Israeli violations, bring those responsible to justice, adopt protection policies for potential civilians at risk, and provide the necessary support to the affected families.