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Jerusalem - IDF Rescues Breslov Hassidim Attacked By Arabs At Joseph's Tomb

Published on: August 23, 2016 08:31 AM
By: Jerusalem Post
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Jerusalem - The IDF and the Border Police rescued 60 Breslov Hassidim from Nablus, after they snuck into the Palestinian city overnight Tuesday in order to worship at Joseph’s Tomb.

The group was stoned by Palestinians and clashes broke out between the two groups, before Israeli security forces arrived.

“We view this incident very seriously,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. “It’s a criminal offense to enter Area A with permission,” Samri said.

Such an “uncoordinated entry [into Nablus] is dangerous both for those who are entering and for the security forces that have to rescue them,” Samri said.

The Samaria Regional Council together with the IDF organizes an overnight event once a month in which thousands of worshipers can pray at the tomb.

They also hold such events during holidays and special memorial days.

But this has not stopped individual worshipers, or groups, such as the Breslov Hassidim from heading to the site.


In 2011, a Breslov Hassid, Ben-Yosef Livnat, 24, was killed and four other worshipers were wounded by a Palestinian policeman, after they illegally entered Nablus to pray at the tomb.

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan said that such illegal entries harm the settler campaign to hold legal prayer events at the tomb.

“It’s irresponsible to enter without authorization,” he said.

Eventually, Dagan said, he wants a situation in which worshipers can pray at the site seven days a week.

He also wants to facilitate the return to Joseph’s Tomb of the Od Yosef Chai yeshiva that was once housed at the site, but which was forced to relocate to Yitzhar in 2000, when the second intifada broke out.

“We expect to fully return to Joseph’s Tomb and to rebuild the yeshiva,” Dagan said. Such full access, he said, was guaranteed to Israel under the Oslo Accords.

“But this won’t happen if people enter in an authorized way overnight,” he said.

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 Aug 23, 2016 at 08:55 AM Anonymous Says:

Although I fault the Israeli Government for creating the situation that Jews cannot go to Lever Yosef, I strongly feel that these groups are either mental patients that should be locked up or are "Rodfim" that should be thrown in jail for putting human life into jeopardy.


 Aug 23, 2016 at 09:55 AM Anonymous Says:

Just think for a moment what would be if the Palestinians got their unrealistic wish of getting control of the Old City. Do you think for one minute they would permit the Jews to worship even at the Kotel?


 Aug 23, 2016 at 10:21 AM fat36 Says:

Why did they save them according to them they don't need them they should've learned some Tyra that would've saved


 Aug 23, 2016 at 10:32 AM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

The Zionists appeasers have created a situation where a Yid cant daven on Har Habayis (which Dayan hated), Yosef' matzeva.


 Aug 23, 2016 at 11:14 AM ALTERG3 Says:

why does the security forces came to rescue them? they went to a dangrous place they this would happen so ket them fight back themself.


 Aug 23, 2016 at 11:55 AM Anonymous Says:

So why didn't the breslaver's just say Na Na Nach Nachman muman and all troubles would have disappeared?


 Aug 23, 2016 at 01:25 PM Century21 Says:

Joseph’s Tomb which happened to be in the middle of a field years ago was given away to the Arabs as a gift for 'peace' because holy sites where religious Jews go to are only a piece of real estate to the leftists. It has no real meaning to them. Rachel's tomb was also almost given away in the same manner. The rest is history.


 Aug 23, 2016 at 05:03 PM ayoyo Says:

the holy Reb Nachman said to be happy , not meshuga.


 Aug 23, 2016 at 06:58 PM Snaglepuss Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

So why didn't the breslaver's just say Na Na Nach Nachman muman and all troubles would have disappeared?

They did say na nach etc. And he sent the army.


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