Palestinian rioters set fire to the building containing Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus causing heavy damage to the structure before the fire is put out. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemns the attack.
PA forces douse the flames and disperse some hundred rioters, who caused heavy damage to the West Bank holy site
Times of Israel
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Palestinian stone thrower is shot in the head and killed by Israeli troops raiding the West Bank city of Nablus. At least ten other Palestinians were injured by the IDF troops while two Israeli soldiers were injured by a bomb during the raid. 2005-12-13 (Context: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Nablus, Palestinian, West Bank)
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israel kills senior Hamas official, Ismail Abu Shanab, by a missile strike in the Gaza Strip and sent tanks into the West Bank towns of Nablus, Jenin and Tulkarem in response to a deadly suicide bombing of a bus in Jerusalem. In Hebron, troops destroy the terrorist bomber's home. Hamas and Islamic Jihad end their participation in the cease fire (in response to Israel's action from the two groups' bombing), declaring themselves as enemies to the peace plan, and vow further terrorist acts. The militants demand that Palestinian prime minister, Mahmoud Abbas, leave their area of control. 2003-08-21 (Context: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mahmoud Abbas, Nablus, Palestinian)
Palestinians carried out three stabbing attacks against Israeli citizens and police in Jerusalem today with two of the attackers shot dead as the wave of violence continues, police said. There have been a series of stabbing attacks in Israel and the West Bank in recent days that have wounded several Israelis; nine attackers have been shot dead. Also, at least 16 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces during-after violent demonstrations in the West Bank and Gaza. 2015-10-12 (Context: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian terrorist, West Bank)
The BBC reports that rival Palestinian factions have agreed to form a government led by President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of elections. 2012-02-6 (Context: Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian, Palestinian Authority President)
During the opening of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the President of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, makes a bid for UN recognition in a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state, which would exist in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and have East Jerusalem as its capital. 2011-09-23 (Context: Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President, West Bank)
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