Quds Media – PNN -
On Thursday, March 22, more than a thousand settlers broke into the Joseph shrine in Nablus city in the West Bank. They were accompanied by an “enormous” force of the Israeli army that imposed a barricade on the eastern neighborhoods, specifically ones nearby the tomb.
The citizens who live near the shrine said the settlers reached the place at dawn in busses protected by Israeli military jeeps. Settlers enacted special ceremonies and religious rituals before they withdrew.
The Minister of transportation, Yisrael Katz, was with the settlers who broke into the tomb for the first time in 11 years. Before leaving, Katz placed a “mezuzah,” a prayer scroll containing Hebrew verses from the Torah, on Joseph’s Tomb.Thousands of Settlers Break into Joseph’s Shrine in Nablus