January 27, 2012, - 3:49 pm
When Muslims want to go to their holy sites–which they build on top of holy Jewish sites, Israel not only allows them to go and protects them, but forbids Jews to enter those places. But when the shoe is on the other foot, this is the kind of “tolerance” with which Jews are greeted. (And the government of Israel goes along with this crap.)
Palestinian Authority security forces detained five Israeli settlers in the northern West Bank in the early hours of Friday morning, officials said.
The settlers, who hold US passports, tried to enter Joseph’s Tomb, the site where some believe the biblical figure Joseph was buried, Palestinian officials told Ma’an.
They were questioned and handed over to Israeli liaison officials, local officials said, adding that the visitors were unarmed. An Israeli police spokesman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
The tomb, near Balata refugee camp, is in an area under PA control but the settlers had not coordinated the visit with PA security forces.
Hmmm . . . if it’s under Palestinian Authority control, why is there still a Palestinian refugee camp there? The usual: to have a phony political issue to use against Israel.
The Israeli army provides regular escorted visits to the religious site, coordinated with PA security forces, but extremist settlers have challenged any restrictions on their access to the tomb, located inside Nablus city.
Uh-huh, it’s “extremist” to want to visit your religious site without scheduling an appointment . . . but only if you’re not Muslim. They get free reign of the world.
Earlier this month, an Israeli court charged four men with making unauthorized visits to the tomb. They had made several trips to the site in 2008, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported.
It was the first case pursued by the courts for unauthorized entry to Nablus.
The Jews who were arrested are lucky they weren’t shot at and murdered by Palestinian police, which happened in April when other Jews visited Joseph’s Tomb. These Jews were unarmed and not hurting a soul. And you should note that the Palestinians already tried to destroy most of Joseph’s Tomb.
Ah, Islamic “tolerance.” Ain’t no such thing.
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