Firebombs Hurled as Jews Pray at Joseph’s Tomb

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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. 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 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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