IDF to allow 1,600 worshipers to enter Joseph's Tomb

May 30, 2011 07:03


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

In light of high demand, the IDF will allow at least 1,600 worshipers to arrive at Joseph's Tomb, near Nablus, the IDF spokesperson said Monday.

The announcement also said that at least 200 people had infiltrated the guard illegally to enter the tomb, which the IDF said needlessly put lives at risk. About 50 people occupied the tomb and clashed with security forces.

The IDF also said that it had received complaints from local Palestinians residents of vandalism that occurred overnight. The army said that damages to property will be investigated.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 20, 2018
King of Morocco appoints new minister for economy and finance