Joseph's Tomb

Joseph’s Tomb Torched

Abbas calls incident 'obscene,' promises to investigate.

10/15/2015 - 20:00

Palestinian rioters set fire to the compound of the Tomb of Joseph near Nablus.

Joseph's Tomb is in the West Bank and under control of the Palestinian Authority. JTA

1,600 Israelis Visit Joseph’s Tomb, Accompanied by Soldiers

05/29/2011 - 20:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Some 1,600 Jewish worshipers escorted by Israeli soldiers visited Joseph's Tomb for late night prayers, but the event was overshadowed by others who refused to leave the West Bank holy site.

The worshippers entered the site in the West Bank city of Nablus early Monday morning in coordination with the army. The visit came five weeks after a Jewish man who entered the tomb without permission was shot dead by a Palestinian policeman.

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