Oct 18, 2015
Israelis Assaulted at Kever Yosef

Some 30 Israelis were attacked by Arabs while trying to enter Kever Yosef in Nablus on Saturday night.

YNet News

Some 30 Israelis reported being attacked by Palestinians while trying to enter Joseph's Tomb in Nablus on Saturday night.

The Israelis arrived at the site, contravening a military order, in seven vehicles at around 2am. Palestinian security forces on the scene prevented them from entering the compound and notified Israeli forces.

"When they arrived at the site, they were greeted by Palestinian Authority policemen, who according to their claims began cocking their weapons at them, humiliating them, and attacking them with clubs, sticks, and weapons," said police. "After a few minutes, an angry mob arrived and began to beat them."

As security forces attempted to coordinate a rescue, clashes developed between the Israelis and dozens of Palestinians who arrived at the site. The Israelis said the Palestinians beat them and claimed that uniformed Palestinian police participated in the beatings.

When IDF forces arrived, only five Israelis were still present and were arrested for breaching the military order. Police noted that the five arrested Israelis were covered in injuries and were treated at the scene by IDF medics. The five are to be taken to a hospital for a medical exam before being brought before a remand hearing.

Law enforcement stated that according to the Israelis, they arrived at the site according to their rabbi's instructions in order to paint the compound after it was burned early Friday morning.

Palestinians set parts of Joseph's Tomb on fire on Thursday night as they rioted and threw Molotov cocktails.

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I agree this attack was awful but these breslovers knew the procedure. You need to be authorised to visit kever Yossef! The Rov of the kossel and Eretz Yisroels holy sites, Rabbi Rabinowitz, has slammed this group for blatantly ignoring police and IDF safety measures!
That is not an excuse for the Arab animals to attack, but they should not have gone!
(10/18/2015 1:28:48 PM)
I'm not for Arabs attacking Jews in any kind of way, at any time. But how stupid do you have to be to show up at Kever Yosef at 2 am, just days after an Arab mob torched it? U'shmartem me'od l'nafshosechem
(10/18/2015 1:56:16 PM)
Exactly what 1&2 says
Sounds like they were looking for action and willing to spare their lives...
I would hope these werent married men with women and children.
(10/18/2015 2:59:56 PM)
i agree
that was asking to get hurt.
(10/18/2015 3:26:44 PM)
The bottom line is; we are in golus regardless where we live, it is a very very dark golus when a yid can not freely go to the lever of a tsadik in his own country.
(10/18/2015 10:00:57 PM)
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