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Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman called for Israel to regain control of Joseph’s
Tomb, located in the Palestinian city of Nablus, which is the site of the
Biblical city of Shechem. At present the tomb is under the control of the
Neeman on Tuesday visited the parents of Ben-
Yosef Livnat, who was killed early Sunday morning by Palestinian policemen after
he and a group of Breslav Hassidim entered Nablus without proper permits so they
could pray at the tomb.
“The fate of Joseph’s Tomb is the fate of the
Cave of the Patriarchs,” said Neeman, according to a press release put out by
the Samaria Citizens’ Committee.
He added that Israelis should be able to
visit the tomb regularly in broad daylight instead of the present situation
where they are allowed to visit late at night and only once a
Samaria Citizens’ Committee head Benny Katzover said that the
attack on the Joseph’s Tomb worshipers illustrated the dangers of relying on
Palestinian security forces.
“All Palestinian policeman are potential
terrorists,” he said, and added that only when people realize this will Jewish
blood no longer be spilled in vain.