Thousands attend funeral as Ben Yosef Livnat laid to rest

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 24, 2011 16:23

Thousands of people on Sunday attended the funeral of Ben Yosef Livnat, who was shot dead earlier in the day by a Palestinian policeman at Joseph's Tomb in Nablus.

Livnat was laid to rest at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem.

The funeral was attended by settlement leaders from the West Bank, activists, rabbis and public figures, and Minister of Sports and Culture Limor Livnat, Ben Yosef's aunt.

According to an IDF initial investigation into the incident, Ben Yosef was shot at after he and other worshipers entered the tomb in violation of a decree by the IDF's Central Command prohibiting entry of Israelis into Area A without prior coordination. A verbal confrontation ensued between the worshipers and the Palestinian policemen, who called on them to leave the area.


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