Firebombs Hurled as Jews Pray at Joseph’s Tomb

Stand for Israel  |  October 7, 2019

Tensions mount in West Bank
NABLUS, WEST BANK - MAY 22 : Protesters clash during a protest in Nablus, West Bank on May 22, 2017. Israeli security forces intervened Palestinians during a protest held after a group of Jewish settlers entered in Joseph's Tomb (Makam Yusuf) in Nablus. (Photo by Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

As Jews in Israel around the world prepare to observe Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, many Israelis headed to pray at Joseph’s Tomb in Israel. Alas, their worship could not go unbothered. JNS reports that as more than 1,000 Jews made their pilgrimage to the holy site, they were attacked with firebombs and burning tires:

Dozens of Palestinians rioted on Sunday night following the pilgrimage of some 1,000 Jews, under Israeli security escort, to the Tomb of Joseph’s Tomb in Israel located in Shechem/Nablus to pray. The rioters threw firebombs and burning tires at security personnel.

Israeli security forces responded with riot dispersal methods.

There were no Israeli reports of casualties during the incident, however the P.A.’s Wafa news agency reported that seven rioters had been wounded after “Israeli forces escorted a convoy of buses packed with over a thousand fanatic Jewish settlers to the site, located in the Palestinian-controlled area, sparking confrontations with Palestinian residents…”

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