NABLUS, April 28, 2011 (WAFA)- A group of Jewish settlers prayed at Joseph’s Tomb on Thursday, east of Nablus in the north West Bank, under the protection of Israeli forces.
Local sources said the worshippers snuck into the site under the protection of Israeli soldiers, prayed until the early hours of the morning and left, with no confrontations reported.
Israeli radio said forces stopped and arrested some 13 settlers while they were on their way to the tomb, although another group managed to enter the site despite the road blocks the Israeli army had set up.
It should be noted that one settler was shot and killed Sunday and three others were injured after attempting to enter Joseph’s Tomb without prior security coordination with the Palestinian and Israeli sides.
Palestinian and Israeli statements warned Israelis against entering the site without prior coordination.M.N./F.J.