IDF to allow organized visits to Joseph’s Tomb once every three weeks

08.07.2011                      06.Tammus, 5771

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IDF to allow organized visits to Joseph's Tomb once every three weeks

Restrictions will be eased for Jewish worshippers.

The Israel Defense Forces is set to increase the frequency of organized visits to Joseph's Tomb in Nablus to once every three weeks. The army has been reviewing its procedures since the killing of worshipper Ben-Yosef Livnat near the site by Palestinian police in April. Livnat was taking part in an unorganized visit.

The IDF prefers to allow access to the tomb once a month, while the settlers want once a week. The settlers say a lack of organized visits increases the motivation to risk visiting the tomb illicitly….