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Jerusalem Day Also Marks Return of Judea and Samaria

More than 5,000 people celebrated Jerusalem Day on Mount Grizim, overlooking Joseph’s Tomb (Kever Yosef) Tuesday night.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 6/1/2011, 12:43 PM / Last Update: 6/1/2011, 12:51 PM

More than 5,000 people celebrated Jerusalem Day on Mount Grizim, overlooking Joseph’s Tomb (Kever Yosef) Tuesday night, where Shuli Rand, Ariel Zilber and other performers entertained.

Tuesday night and Wednesday mark not only the re-unification of all of Jerusalem but also the restoration of Judea and Samaria and the Golan Heights to Israel. 

The event was dedicated to the memory of Ben Yosef Livnat, who was murdered by Palestinian Authority soldiers five weeks ago as he and more than a dozen other worshippers left Kever Yosef. The IDF has determined that the soldiers, officially known as “police,” shot to kill without provocation.

Benny Katzover, chairman of the Shomron (Samaria) Residents' Committee, told the crowd that he wrote Livnat’s mother, “We demand free daily access to Kever Yosef, without having to beg or apologize. Enough self-degradation.”