News Brief 4/5/2012, Nisan 13, 5772
Jewish Worshipers Arrested for Praying at Joseph's Tomb
Two people were arrested Monday night on suspicion of entering Joseph's Tomb in Shchem. The two suspect were caught outside of Shchem. The ancient tomb of the Biblical Patriarch is located on the outskirts of the Palestinian Authority assigned city of Shchem in Samaria. It has been declared off limits to civilians without prior approval by the IDF. Judea and Samaria is divided into Area A (PA controlled), Area B (joint controlled) and Area C (Israeli controlled). Area A is off limits to Israelis. There have been many instances of Jewish worshipers sneaking into the area to pray and meditate.