« One killed, 4 wounded from PA police gunfire in Nablus | Main | Poll: Over half of Egypt wants end to Israel peace »

Report: Palestinians set Joseph's Tomb on fire

Nablus agitated after shooting of Israelis; masses gather near holy site, several youths try to set compound ablaze. 'Sight was reminiscent of Second Indifada,' witness says
Yair Altman


Twenty-four year old Ben-Yosef Livnat, a father of four from Jerusalem – and Minister Limor Livnat's nephew – was killed, and five others were wounded.

Palestinian sources reported local Palestinian youths gathered around the Tomb's compound shortly after the incident and set it on fire.

A group of Palestinian youngsters rolled burning tires into the Tomb's plaza, which was renovated only a few months ago.

A Palestinian source said black smoke towered over the gravesite, adding the sight was "reminiscent of the days of the Second Indifada."