Arab Fires at IDF at Joseph´s Tomb (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 04/24/12)
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An Arab fired at IDF soldiers who were providing security for Jews
who came to pray at Joseph´s Tomb Monday night. No one was hurt.
The shot apparently came from an Arab who was among a group of about
15 Arabs who were seen in the Balata neighborhood at the time. It is
not clear whether the IDF chased after the shooter.
About 1,200 Jews entered Joseph´s Tomb to pray at the holy site
Last week, the IDF cancelled a plan to allow the family of murdered
yeshiva student Ben-Yosef Livnat to pray in his memory at the Tomb.
Livnat was gunned down by Palestinian Authority police when he tried
to pray at the Tomb one year ago.
Initially, the IDF said it would allow a large memorial yarzeit
ceremony to take place last week. It then changed its mind and said
only Livnat´s family would be allowed into the Tomb, because of
security considerations, and in the end it cancelled the yarzeit
memorial event altogether.
Instead, the IDF said, only the previously scheduled entry into the
Tomb – the one that took place Monday – would be allowed.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/24/12)
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