The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Sunday stormed the eastern area of Nablus city in the West Bank and carried out renovation works in the mausoleum of Joseph’s Tomb.
Eyewitnesses said that over 10 military vehicles along with trucks carrying construction materials arrived at Joseph’s Tomb after midnight.
They expressed their belief that the construction materials would be used to renovate the mausoleum. However, they did not state if the soldiers themselves would carry out the repairs or there were settlers or workmen with them.
Israeli troops and settlers storm every week the eastern area of Nablus to perform rituals at the tomb, which they think is the resting-place of the biblical patriarch Joseph, while locals and Palestinian historians affirm that the grave belongs to a local medieval Muslim Sheikh called Yousef al-Duwaik.
(Source / 26.11.2017)