Hundreds of Jews pray at Joseph's Tomb

Worshipers pray Monday night at Joseph's Tomb in Shechem. Entry secured by Paratroopers' Patrol Battalion.

Mordechai Sones ,

Jews at prayer in Joseph's Tomb
Jews at prayer in Joseph's Tomb
IDF Spokesman

Hundreds of worshipers entered Joseph's Tomb in the city of Shechem last night (Monday). The pilgrimage to the grave is made possible once a month, coordinated and accompanied by the IDF and various security forces.

Yesterday's entry was secured by soldiers from the Paratroopers' Patrol Battalion, who operate as part of the Shomron Brigade, in cooperation with the Border Police and the Israel Police.

The regional defense officer of the Samaria Regional Brigade, Captain Shlomi Cohen, said, "Once a month, the brigade enables and secures the entry of thousands of worshipers to Joseph's Tomb, in order to allow the prayers to take place in proper order."

He added that "the entries into the city are centralized and enable orderly coordination with the brigade, and the brigade's forces work to maintain order in the area so as to ensure the worshiper's safety. The IDF will continue to do everything in its power to maintain the sector's resident's security, and that of the citizens of the State of Israel in general."