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Disgusting Defacement' by Arabs of Tomb of Yosef


Visitors to the Tomb of Yosef in Shechem were shocked to discover yet
another instance of major Arab vandalism to the holy site
By David Lev First Publish: 1/24/2013, 9:47 AM
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/164526

Visitors to the Tomb of Yosef in Shechem were shocked to discover Wednesday
night yet another instance of major Arab vandalism to the holy site. Arabs
trashed furniture, destroyed books, and defaced the site with anti-Semitic
graffiti, and there was evidence that they had tried to burn the structure
down. In addition, human and animal waste was found all over the floor of
the site.

Mesika joined with more than 2,500 other people Wednesday night who visited
the site. The visit was organized by the Samaria Regional Council and the
Shechem Echad organization, and the visitors were accompanied by IDF
soldiers and police. Accompanying Mesika to the site was the Admor
m'Rachlov.

Samaria Council Chairman Gershon Mesika called IDF officials to express his
shock at the damage. “Only barbarians are capable of doing terrible things
like this, destroying a holy place,” said Mesika. The State of Israel must
reclaim the Tomb of Yosef, as described in the Oslo Accords. We must return
with strength and faith and reestablish our presence, and that yeshiva, at
the Tomb,” he said.

Deputy Council Director Yossi Dagan pointed a finger of blame at the PA
police who are supposed to be guarding the site. “The Palestinian terrorist
police are responsible for the site when IDF soldiers are not present. They
have proven a long time ago that they have lost all semblance of humanity.
These are the terrorists in uniforms who murdered Yosef Ben Livnat h”yd, and
now they dump their waste and try to burn down the Tomb.”

The large crowd of Jews that had arrived to worship were forced to wait
outside for long minutes as soldiers and police cleaned up the site.

Speaking at the event, the Admor m'Rachlov spoke to the crowd, saying that
those who merited praying at the site should merit “to serve G-d fully, with
all our beings, and to be a merit for the success of those who are ensuring
the safety of this site.”