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Secret night renovation at Joseph's Tomb

Shomron Regional Council renovates Joseph's Tomb in Shechem under cover of night. 'Privilege to preserve historic places of Jewish people.'

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About 1,000 worship at Joseph's Tomb

Jews pray at Joseph's Tomb in Shechem this evening under heavy security.

About 1,000 worship at Joseph's Tomb

Likud minister visits Joseph's Tomb

Social Equality Minister Gamliel visits Joseph's Tomb, says the site 'gives all of us great strength.'

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Miracle at Joseph's Tomb

1,000 Jews visit Joseph's Tomb in Shechem, where IDF forces find mobile-operated explosive device.

Miracle at Joseph's Tomb

Violent riots during Hanukkah prayers at Joseph's Tomb

IDF secures entry of 500 visitors to Joseph's Tomb, as violent Arab riots take place nearby.

Violent riots during Hanukkah prayers at Joseph's Tomb

Woman accused of attacking soldiers arrested

Security forces also arrest 17 terrorists, allow 500 Jews to pray at Joseph's Tomb.

Woman accused of attacking soldiers arrested

Arabs riot near Joseph's Tomb

Arabs call for the destruction of Joseph's Tomb, Samaria Regional Council Head Dagan demands IDF protect the site.

Arabs riot near Joseph's Tomb

Joseph's Tomb vandalized

IDF soldiers entering Joseph's Tomb in Shechem discover local Arabs broke windows, light fixtures, and more.

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IDF training culminates with Joseph's Tomb prayer: 'I trembled'

Reservists from Samaria conclude training with prayer at Joseph's Tomb. 'We sang Hatikvah anthem at military ceremony in heart of Shechem.'

IDF training culminates with Joseph's Tomb prayer: 'I trembled'player

3 Israelis rescued from Shechem

Israelis who snuck into PA-controlled city to pray at Joseph's Tomb barely make it out with their lives after locals steal, torch their car.

3 Israelis rescued from Shechem

Refusing to submit to UNESCO

Refusing to submit to UNESCO

IDF works to preserve history

IDF forces stationed at holy sites and tombs of biblical figures protect worshipers and ancient sites during High Holidays.

IDF works to preserve history

1,000 pray at Joseph's Tomb

Arabs throw rocks at Jews visiting Joseph's Tomb; 40,000 Jews visit Hevron in two days.

1,000 pray at Joseph's Tomb

'Ehud Barak is dancing on my brother's blood'

Madhi Yusuf blasts Ehud Barak 17 years after the then-prime minister let his brother Madhat bleed to death at Joseph's Tomb.

'Ehud Barak is dancing on my brother's blood'

Hundreds of Jews pray at Joseph's Tomb

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

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1,000 Jews visit Joseph's Tomb in Shechem overnight

Some 1,000 Jewish visitors pray at Joseph's Tomb in PA-controlled city under heavy IDF escort. Nine terrorists nabbed in Judea and Samaria.

1,000 Jews visit Joseph's Tomb in Shechem overnight

2,000 worshipers, 35 buses, and one IDF

For the first time since Ramadan began, Jews are allowed to pray at Joseph's Tomb.

2,000 worshipers, 35 buses, and one IDFplayer

Thousands memorialize Joseph on the day of his passing

Thousands flocked last night to the tomb of Joseph in Shechem. 'We look forward to the day we can visit the holy sites in broad daylight.'

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Watch: Huckabee prays at Joseph's Tomb

Former Arkansas governor joins group of 5,000 worshipers at Joseph's Tomb, says Jews shouldn't be forced to pray in the dead of night.

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Watch: Special entry to Joseph's Tomb

Renovations underway at Joseph's Tomb 'as befits this place,' and preparations for big event honoring Joseph that will see thousands.

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Only six years in prison for murder of Jew at Joseph's Tomb

Attorney Chaim Bleicher: 'Double blow to family; one by terrorist, and then another by the court.'

Only six years in prison for murder of Jew at Joseph's Tomb

Six years later, family remembers terror victim at Joseph's Tomb

Terror victim's son recites Kaddish, finishes Talmudic tractate in father's memory - at Joseph's Tomb.

Six years later, family remembers terror victim at Joseph's Tombplayer

'Jewish freedom in the Land of Israel'

After trips to tomb repeatedly blocked, hundreds visit burial site of biblical figure inside Palestinian Authority-controlled city.

'Jewish freedom in the Land of Israel'

American court won't allow terror suit against PA

Federal appeals court rules that families of victims of Joseph's Tomb attack won't be allowed to sue PA for damages.

American court won't allow terror suit against PA

1,200 Jewish pilgrims pray at Joseph's Tomb in Shechem

As the pilgrims entered the biblical site, security forces nabbed Arab residents of Shechem in whose possession bombs, knife were found.

1,200 Jewish pilgrims pray at Joseph's Tomb in Shechem

IDF deploys for prayers at Joseph's Tomb

Shomron Brigade Tracking Officer described IDF preparations for secure entries to Joseph's Tomb. Hundreds worshiped there Tuesday night.

IDF deploys for prayers at Joseph's Tomb

Night operation at Joseph’s Tomb

Yossi Dagan: “We must protect and nurture our holy places against the barbarity of the Palestinian Authority.”

Night operation at Joseph’s Tomb

Massive Selichot service - in Shechem

1,200 people attend Selichot services at Joseph's Tomb on the anniversary of the day the government abandoned the holy site.

Massive Selichot service - in Shechem

Stones and Molotov cocktails at Joseph's tomb

Hundreds of worshippers visiting Joseph's tomb greeted by firebomb-throwing Arabs.

Stones and firebombs at Joseph's tomb

Soldier wounded by gunfire near Joseph's Tomb

Soldier in moderate condition after being shot while escorting worshippers to Joseph's Tomb in Shechem.

Soldier wounded by gunfire near Joseph's Tomb

13 Breslav hassidim distanced from Judea-Samaria

13 hassidim - mostly teens - who were arrested while praying at the tomb of Yehoshua Ben Nun, have been distanced from Judea-Samaria.

Why is it forbidden to enter the tomb of Yehoshua ben Nun?

'Their arrest is unnecessary, and political'

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir claims police have 'political agenda' to infringe upon rights of religious Jews after 32 arrested at Joseph's Tomb.

'Their arrest is unnecessary, and political'

Unescorted Jews attacked by Arabs in Shechem

An IDF force was rushed to Joseph's Tomb after an Israeli bus that entered the area without a permit was violently attacked by Arabs.

Unescorted Jews attacked by Arabs at Joseph's Tomb

Hundreds make pilgrimage to Joseph's tomb

Last night, 24 busloads of Jews made the pilgrimage to Joseph's tomb - only to be met by Palestinian riots.

Riots at Joseph's tomb threaten hundreds

Jewish singer Shwekey dances at Joseph's tomb

Internationally renowned singer Yaakov Shwekey visits Joseph's tomb in Shechem together with Samaria Brigade Commander.

Jewish singer Yaakov Shwekey prays and dances at Joseph's tomb

Hundreds of Jews pray at Joseph's Tomb

IDF forces disperse Muslim rioters, facilitate Passover prayers for Jewish worshipers in Shechem.

Hundreds of Jews defy Arab violence, pray at Joseph's Tomb

Jews defy Islamists, enter Joseph's Tomb en masse

Muslim rioters hurl rocks and firebombs - but could stop 20 busloads of Jewish worshipers from visiting holy site in Shechem.

Jews defy Arab rioters, make mass pilgrimage to Joseph's Tomb

Watch: Hanukkah candles at Joseph's Tomb

Over 2,000 people gather overnight Sunday/Monday to bring the light of Hanukkah to the holy site.

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'A revival of Israel': Joseph's Tomb restored

Two weeks after Arab rioters burned it down, tomb of Biblical figure restored in overnight operation in Samaria fixing the PA's 'barbarity.'

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'The PA Acts Just Like ISIS'

Official delegation led by Sephardic Chief Rabbi assesses damage to Joseph's Tomb, finds 'the PA was involved.'

'The PA Acts Just Like ISIS'player