An explosive device was neutralized after it was discovered near hundreds of Jewish worshipers at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus on Monday night. Meanwhile, stones were thrown towards worshipers and security forces in the area. No injuries were reported but a bus was slightly damaged.
Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus (archive) Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Israeli security forces discovered a mobile phone bomb at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus on Monday night. The explosive device was planted near hundreds of people who came to pray at the site. Security forces have neutralized the device.
At the same time, stones were thrown towards worshipers and security forces in the area. One bus carrying visitors to and from the site was slightly damaged and one rioter was arrested. Also on Monday night, IDF and Border Police forces seized two firearms in raids in the West Bank and arrested 11 wanted terror suspects.
Tensions have been high in the area, with riots breaking out since US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. As previously reported by JOL, a 24-year-old Palestinian rioter was reportedly killed by IDF gunfire during clashes in the West Bank on Monday.