JERUSALEM, November 7 (Xinhua) – Shocks broke out early Wednesday morning between Israeli and Palestinian forces in the city of Nablus in the West Bank as thousands of Jewish worshipers forced their way to a holy place.
An Israeli military spokesman said in a statement that Israeli military, police, police, and civilian administration assured the entry of a thousand worshipers to the Tomb of Joseph, a sacred place for both Muslims and Jews.
Violent clashes arose at the entrance to the city. According to the spokesman, during the incident, the Palestinians fired into an Israeli vehicle of a passing car.
The boys threw rocks and a bomber in an Israeli military vehicle and soldiers "responded with means of dispersal of riots," said the spokesman. These means generally include tear gas, shock grenade and bullets with sponge.
After the entrance of the forces to the tomb of José, there were two autofabricated grenades in the area of the site. "It was detonated by sappers," said the spokesman.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, but a Palestinian was arrested and transferred to the security forces to continue the interrogation, in agreement with the army.
Israel occupied the West Bank in the Middle East war of 1967 and has since been controlled, despite international criticism.
The night raids and the massive entrances of Israeli worshipers to sacred sites in Palestinian cities tend to create confrontations between local and Israeli security forces.