An Arab Muslim terrorist tried to throw a molotov cocktail at Israeli worshippers in Shechem (Nablus) on Tuesday. However, the firebomb spontaneously exploded in the perpetrator’s hands causing third-degree burns. According to reports, the terrorist is in critical condition in a Nablus Hospital. (Great news, maybe he’ll die soon)
Breaking Israel News (h/t Mary C) Israeli Jews who pray at Joseph’s tomb must do so in the middle of the night, with express written permission and under heavy protection of the IDF, despite the fact that according to the Oslo Accords, Jews are supposed to enjoy complete freedom of worship at the site.
Joseph’s Tomb is a point of particularly hot contention between Israel and the Arabs; located in Samaria, a region reconquered by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. Although the city came under Palestinian Authority jurisdiction as a result of the Oslo Accords in 1995, the religious site remained under Israeli control to ensure access for all religions.
In 2015, the site was set ablaze, also by Arab terrorists with firebombs. And despite the fact that the tomb itself miraculously remained unscathed, the women’s section of the prayer hall suffered heavy damage. When that happened, Knesset Member Tzippi Hotovely (Likud) said in a statement: “It only showed that their only goal to harm places which are holy to Jews, which teach our thousands year old connection to that place”
BIN The usurping of Jewish holy sites is a blatant Muslim provocation. “Almost every Jewish holy site has a mosque on it,” Wander said. “And then they claim it is theirs and forbid us from going. According to the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority agreed to allow Jews access the Joseph’s tomb. Instead, they prefer to burn it down rather than allow us to pray.”
INN Last year, Israeli Defense Forces protecting a pilgrimage of 1,000 Jewish worshipers to the Tomb found two hand grenades inside the tomb complex. The explosive devices appeared to have been manufactured in an underground weapons lab, and placed at the site by Arab terrorists targeting Israeli Jewish visitors.
According to an army spokesman, terrorists operating in Shechem also opened fire on an IDF jeep, and a number of rioters hurled firebombs and stones at Israeli soldiers deployed to protect the convoy of visitors.