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  Nissan 20, 5778 , 05/04/18

Security forces attacked as 1,000 Jews pray at Joseph's Tomb

The Israel Defense Forces, including troops from the Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria, accompanied by Border Guards and police, secured the entry of about 1,000 worshipers to the Joseph's Tomb compound in Samarian Palestinian Authority city of Shechem.

During the forces' entry into Nablus, an explosive device was thrown near them. There were no casualties and no damage was done. After suspicious activity was spotted, the IDF forces arrested three suspects and found weapons, including ammunition clips, bullets and a knife on the roof of one of the houses. During the withdrawal of forces from the city there was a violent riot, and the forces used riot control measures to disperse the disturbance. There were reports of two injured Arabs.

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