The martyrdom of a Palestinian boy near the “Tomb of Joseph”

A Palestinian boy was shot dead by Israeli forces in clashes that broke out during a visit by right-wing Israeli politicians to the site of “Joseph’s grave” near the occupied northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to several sources.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health said that “Mahdi Muhammad Hashash, 15, died of severe injuries from shrapnel that hit various parts of his body during the assault of the occupation on the city of Nablus at dawn yesterday” .

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah movement led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, issued a statement in to which he states: “The Mahdi Hashash of the Balata camp is one of his fighters and was martyred during armed clashes with the occupation army, near the tomb of Joseph”.

A Jewish settlement organization said eight Israeli Knesset lawmakers elected on November 1 were visiting the site, including members of the right-wing Likud party led by Benjamin Netanyahu and the far-right alliance for religious Zionism. And his forces opened fire on a person who planted a bomb in the area, talking about injuring a person. The Palestinian Red Crescent said: “Three other people were injured in the clashes.”

Palestinians consider Joseph’s tomb an Islamic archaeological landmark and until 1967 the “Maqam Joseph” was a mosque before Israeli forces took over, closed and transformed it. in a Jewish holy place.