Palestinians ransacked and torched Judaism’s third holiest site, Joseph’s Tomb, back in 2000 when the region was turned over to them. (Shilo.org)
Earlier this week Palestinians once again torched Joseph’s Tomb.
Now the moderate Palestinian Government is claiming the shrine is a Muslim Holy Site.
World Net Daily reported:
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In the wake of an attempt by Palestinians to burn down Joseph’s Tomb – Judaism’s third holiest site – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction issued a statement denying it will help restore the shrine, referring to both the shrine and the biblical patriarch as “Muslim.”
“Pay no attention to the rumors that we will work with Israel to restore the burial site of the holy Muslim Joseph,” said the statement, issued from Nablus, the biblical city of Shechem. “We are going to guard this holy Muslim site.”
Joseph’s Tomb is the believed burial place of the son of Jacob who was sold by his brothers into slavery and later became viceroy of Egypt.
Carl in Jerusalem has more on this outrageous move by the Palestinians.
Joseph’s Tomb has been inaccessible to Jews and Christians since it was turned over to Palestinians in 2000.
This photo was taken during a previous attack on the third holiest site in Judaism by the Palestinians.
Palestinians Torch Joseph’s Tomb… Again
UPDATE: Lawhawk reported that this isn’t the first time the Palestinians have pulled this sick stunt.