To mark the sixth night of Hannukah settlers lit a large menorah on top of Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus, in spite of the vandalism that had occurred at the site since they last visited over a month ago.
The IDF allows Jewish worshipers to visit the tomb once a month in the middle of the night, after it clears a safe passage through the Palestinian city to the small stone structure, located on the city of the ancient Biblical city of Shehem.
When the first visitors arrived at the tomb late Sunday night, they saw that vandals had cut the electricity and broken the lights.
“It was painful to see [the vandalism] particularly on Hannukah,” said the acting head of the Samaria Regional Council Yossi Dagan.
Still, he said, representatives of the settlement movement and the IDF were able to light six oiled filled glass containers with a torch.