Palestinian policemen deliberately opened fire at a group of Jews who infiltrated into Nablus last month to pray at Joseph’s Tomb, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz concluded on Sunday following the military probe of the incident.
Ben-Yosef Livnat, 25, was fatally wounded when the Palestinian policemen opened fire on the group of Breslav hassidim. Four other worshipers were wounded.
The group illegally entered Nablus without firstly coordinating the visit with the IDF as stipulated by law. Nablus is Area A territory, under Palestinian control and therefore off limits to Israeli citizens. The four Palestinian policemen were immediately placed under arrest by the Palestinian Authority which is continuing to investigate the shooting.