Over 3,000 mispallalim were present on Wednesday night the eve of 5 Tammuz at Kever Yosef in PA (Palestinian Authority) occupied Shechem. The visit was arranged since 1 Tammuz was the yahrzeit of Yosef HaTzaddik ZY”A.
The visit was coordinated with the IDF and during the visit, Shomron Brigade Commander Colonel Gilad Amit was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his major role in permitting and arranging such visits to the holy site.
Yossi Dagan, head of the Shomron Regional Council, said: “We have the right as a nation to remember our leaders and to mark the day of their death in the place where they were buried thousands of years after their death … This is our strength as a nation. To daven in our holy places even in the light of day and without military accompaniment that must protect us from rioters, may it be thanks to Yosef that the day is not far off.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)