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Palestinians clash with IDF troops securing holy site for Jewish worshipers

Army says prayers took place as planned at tomb of prophet Yehoshua bin Nun; security forces arrest 14 Palestinians for terror-related activity throughout West Bank

Jacob Magid is the settlements correspondent for The Times of Israel.

Illustrative: Israeli soldiers who accompanied worshipers to the tombs of Yehoshua Ben Nun and Kaleb Ben Yefune in the Palestinian village of Kifl Haris, in the West Bank on May 3, 2016. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)
Illustrative: Israeli soldiers who accompanied worshipers to the tombs of Yehoshua Ben Nun and Kaleb Ben Yefune in the Palestinian village of Kifl Haris, in the West Bank on May 3, 2016. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90)

Clashes broke out between Palestinians and IDF troops outside the tomb of Yehoshua bin Nun in the northern West Bank early Thursday morning.

The army was securing the holy site in the village of Kifl Haris, northwest of the Ariel settlement, for Jewish worshipers when Palestinians began hurling stones and Molotov cocktails at them.

Prayers at the tomb went on as planned for the some 1,000 worshipers, the army said.

There were no reports of injuries.

Separately, Israeli security forces arrested 14 Palestinians in overnight raids throughout the West Bank for alleged involvement in terror-related activities.

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