Several Palestinian demonstrators were injured by Israeli military gunfire early on Tuesday as Israeli settlers stormed Joseph's Tomb in Nablus, in the north of the occupied West Bank according to local sources.
Hundreds of extremist Jewish settlers were ushered into the location, which is located in Palestinian-controlled territory, by Israeli occupation forces.
Soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians protesting the raid and tried to obstruct settlers' access to the site, injuring five people, including a journalist, and caused others to suffocate from teargas.
The injured were transferred to a local hospital for treatment, while those who had suffocated were treated on the scene.
Settlers have routinely broken into Joseph's Tomb in Nablus, which is located in a largely Palestinian-populated region, prompting clashes with locals.
The location of Joseph's Tomb is disputed. Palestinians think it is the gravesite of Sheikh Yousef Dweikat, a local religious figure, while Israeli settlers claim it is the tomb of Biblical Patriarch Joseph.