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Thousands of Jews visited the tomb of Joseph in Nablus on the night of Tu b’av

In the night of Monday, August 7, during the holiday of Tu be-AV, 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, to the tomb has been delivered to thousands of pilgrims.

About any significant incidents during this pilgrimage and military are not reported. However, the Palestinian Maan Agency reports that dozens of local residents attempted to prevent the pilgrimage, they had used against the means to disperse the crowd, there are victims.

Previous mass pilgrimage to the tomb of Joseph was carried out on the night of 29 June.

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.

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. The murderers were apprehended and brought to justice.

Thousands of Jews visited the tomb of Joseph in Nablus on the night of Tu b’av 07.08.2017

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