In the night of Monday, may 22, on the eve of the visit to Israel of US President Donald trump, in coordination with the Israel defense forces had carried out another mass pilgrimage of religious Jews to the tomb of Joseph in Nablus.
As the press service of the IDF, the tomb was taken about 4 thousand pilgrims. Apparently, we are talking about the mass pilgrimage to the tomb of Joseph for many years.
The Palestinian Arabs tried to prevent the holding of the pilgrimage, the locals threw at the soldiers and pilgrims stones and bottles with an incendiary mix. No injuries were reported. Detained several of the attackers.
Previous mass pilgrimage to the tomb of Joseph was carried out on the night of 16 April.
The tomb of Joseph in Nablus, one of the Jewish shrines, were subjected to reproach on the part of Arab Muslims in the first week, «al-Aqsa intifada» in autumn 2000, the complex was set on fire, after the fire, the dome was repainted in the green color of Islam (later, the authorities of the Palestinian authority, the dome was repainted a neutral color). For a long time the tomb of Joseph was in terrible condition. In the summer of 2010 the PA conducted repair and restoration work, which was never completed.
A visit to the tomb of Yosef requires a permit from the army command. Typically, organized access to buses, the safety of movement which the Palestinian territories provide military.
In recent years, organized a mass pilgrimage to the tomb of Joseph on a regular basis.
In October 2015, the Arabs ransacked the tomb of Joseph, was heavily damaged. The restoration of the tomb was engaged not only the governments of Israel, but the Palestinian authority. Another arson attempt was thwarted by Palestinian security forces in June this year.
24 APR 2011 while attempting to visit the tomb of Joseph in Nablus was killed 25-year-old Ben-Yosef Livnat, four Israelis were injured. Killer arrested.