Israeli Army Escorts 1,200 Israelis into Nablus

NABLUS, WEST BANK - JULY 04, 2011 Jewish worshippers prays at Joseph's Tomb as hundreds of faithful mark the anniversary of the biblical Joseph's death, on July 4, 2011 in Nablus, West Bank. The IDF has ordered a limit to the number of people allowed into Nablus. However, Hilltop Youth have vowed to march on Tomb regardless of the order. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Qatar News Agency | Article Date: 11:19 2011/09/07| Article ID: 0026

Nablus, September 07 (QNA) – Dozens of Israeli military jeeps entered the northern West Bank city of Nablus overnight Tuesday to escort Israelis visiting a holy site in the city, witnesses and the army said. An Israeli military spokesman said the army was protecting around 1,200 Israelis in a coordinated visit to the site believed to be Joseph”s tomb in Nablus, according to Palestinian (Ma”an) News Agency. Visits to the tomb are usually coordinated by the army and Palestinian Authority security forces. Under the Oslo accords, the city of Nablus is in Area A and is part of the 17 percent of the West Bank under Palestinian civil and security control. (QNA) SHM/AMA

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