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Youths hurl firebombs at Joseph's Tomb in Nablus

July 7, 2014 10:25 A.M. (Updated: July 8, 2014 1:48 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Palestinian youths hurled Molotov cocktails at Joseph's Tomb in Nablus late Sunday, security officials said.

Palestinian security forces told Ma'an that youths gathered in the area after late prayers and hurled firebombs at the tomb, before being dispersed by security personnel.

Under the 1993 Oslo Accords, the site was to remain under Israeli control. But the Israeli army evacuated the premises in October 2000 shortly after the start of the second intifada, or uprising, and it was immediately destroyed and burnt by locals.

Jewish groups frequently visit Joseph's Tomb under the protection of Israeli forces, who deploy heavily in the area and often clash with youths from the neighboring Balata refugee camp.

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