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        2/28/2012, Adar 5, 5772

      Israeli Citizen Escorted Out of PA City of Shchem


      An Israeli citizen entered the Palestinian Authority assigned city of Shchem in Samaria. PA security forces in coordination with the IDF Civil Administration escorted the civilian out of the city. The individual was transferred to the Israel Police for further investigation. 


      Arabic speaking residentsShchem is referred to the city as Nablus, taken from the Roman name Neopolis. It was turned over to Palestinian Authority control in the mid 1990s. The Tomb of Joseph is located on the outskirts of the city.