Palestinians torch Joseph’s tomb

Palestinians on Thursday burned the tomb believed to be the resting place of Joseph from the Bible, a sacred place to Israel, AFP reports on Yahoo!

Muslims believe that an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Yussef (Joseph) Dawiqat was buried there two centuries ago. The shrine is under Palestinian control and off-limits to Israelis except on escorted trips organised by the army.

The Israeli military said it would make the repairs necessary to allow visits to continue and “take all measures to bring the perpetrators of this despicable act to justice.”

There has been a spate of stabbing attacks and violent protests have swept the Palestinian territories. Seven Israelis have been killed and dozens wounded.

Source: Palestinians torch Jewish shrine amid ‘revolution’ calls – Yahoo News

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