1, 300 Jewish worshippers visit Joseph’s Tomb to mark death of biblical figure

05.07.2011                      03.Tammus, 5771

Nablus:

1, 300 Jewish worshippers visit Joseph's Tomb to mark death of biblical figure

Israel deploys large security contingent after authorizing the visit, in bid to prevent chaos that ensued six weeks ago.

Some 1,300 Jewish worshippers visited Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus this week to mark the traditional death date of the biblical figure, more than two months after the nephew of a Likud minister was killed at the holy site and six weeks after dozens of Bratslav Hasidim ran into the streets of Nablus and refused to come out.
Israel deployed a large security contingent – some 1,000 soldiers and police officers – after authorizing the late Saturday night visit, in an effort to prevent the chaos that ensued six weeks earlier….