|The Tomb of Joseph the Patriarch is one of the holiest of Judaism's |
religious sites. The picture above is from before the destruction carried
out by Palestinian Arab thugs in October 2000.
|Arab mob pillages the ancient site at the start of|
the Arafat War proclaimed by the Palestinian Authority in September 2000
|Palestinian flag and thugs 'honor' the destroyed religious site.|
UPDATE Sunday 12:30pm: Yes, it was the Palestinian Authority police. And they used live lethal fire (Haaretz quoting the Defence Minister) in opening up on three Israeli vehicles filled with unarmed religious pilgrims visiting the sacred site of Joseph the Patriarch. Haaretz adds: "Following years of closure, Jewish worshippers are now able to enter Nablus often with a military escort to pray at the small building traditionally identified as the tomb of the biblical Joseph, located inside a Palestinian-ruled area. Those visits are coordinated with Palestinian security forces."
|Ben-Yosef Livnat, murdered this morning|
The Palestinian Arabs evidently do not see any coordination mishap in today's events. Palestinian Authority security services spokesman Adnan Dmeiri told the Palestinian Arab newsagency Ma'an that
"officers on duty at the site had been summoned to give testimonies as witnesses to the incident, but none had been detained. Dmeiri said a committee had been formed to investigate the shooting but said it would not include Israeli officials. He denied media reports that the investigation would be under US supervision."Pretty clear which issues bother them and which do not. Oh, and the Ma'an editors also tell us, as confirmed by other news sources this afternoon, that after the killing "Palestinians set fire to the site." Yet again.