Two Israelis of the Breslover group were shot in Nablus after they attempted to pray at Joseph’s Tomb. Fire damage was also discovered inside several chambers of the tomb and is attributed to Palestinian rioters who were throwing stones at the tomb two days prior. This latest shooting comes amidst rising tensions in Israel as extreme Islamic terrorists have sought to escalate the already volatile situation.
Joseph’s Tomb is believed to house the remains of the venerated fore-father of the Jewish people. His bones were said to have been taken from Egypt during the exodus. This shooting takes place within days of the Jewish holiday of Passover, in which the exodus took place.