Wednesday, September 29, 2010

1,000 pray at renovated Joseph's Tomb

Yair Altman
Israel News/Ynet
29 September '10
Posted before Chag

Ten years have passed since the outbreak of the al-Aqsa Intifada. One notorious incident at the beginning of the uprising – the exchange of fire at Joseph's Tomb, during which Border Guard Madhat Yusuf was killed and the site evacuated and torched by angry Palestinians – marked the end of a permanent Israeli presence there.

However, on Monday night about 1,000 people came to the tomb to pray for the first time since the site and the tomb it contains were renovated.

The Civil Administration coordinated security with Palestinian security forces for the visitors who came to mark the Ushpizin prayer at the tomb in the center of the Palestinian city of Nablus.

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"The process was led by the army and the Samaria Regional Council after a personal request from the head of the Civil Administration to the Palestinian Authority," a source at the site said. "It was closely coordinated, according to an agreement between the sides to safeguard religious sites."

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