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The Jerusalem Rabbinical Court has awarded legal and administrative custody over Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus to two rabbis who head the Shechem Ehad (“One Nablus” ) organization, which has been involved in organizing visits to the site without the army’s permission. The decision comes despite the fact that the site is situated within an enclave with special status in the heart of Nablus, in Area A, which according to the Oslo B accord is under the complete authority of the Palestinian Authority. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew - Haaretz)
The Ministry of Interior, Eli Yishai (Shas), said during a visit to Joseph’s tomb in Nablus, that it “belongs to us” (the site is in PA territory). He added that “2,000 new building permits are the answer to the multiple breaches of agreements by Palestinians, though they are not enough”.
Two of the detainees from last night’s events at Joseph’s Tomb complained that Border Policemen used violent force against them -clubbing with batons and use of pepper spray.
Approximately 50 Jewish worshippers entrenched themselves in the Joseph’s Tomb compound in Nablus, and an additional 200 Israelis infiltrated city limits. Palestinian residents of Nablus complained that the worshippers damaged their property. One of Jews present was Rabbi Eliezer Berland, leader of the “Shuvu Banim” community, of which Ben-Yosef Livnat, who was killed by Palestinian Police fire at the tomb compound, was a member.