IDF reiterates: Joseph's Tomb area off-limits

The IDF on Thursday declared the area around Joseph's Tomb off-limits to Israeli citizens, following media reports that Israelis planned to visit the Nablus site this coming Saturday night. "In light of the existing warnings that the security establishment has obtained regarding intentions by terrorists to attack civilians planning to enter the city…the IDF reiterates that as per the orders of the Central Command, it is absolutely forbidden for Israeli citizens to enter Area A," the army said in a statement.