Jerusalem Day Also Marks Return of Judea and Samaria
More than 5,000 people celebrated Jerusalem Day on
Tuesday night and Wednesday mark not only the re-unification of all of
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.”