Over 1,200 mispallalim were on hand Wednesday night the eve of 28 Shevat visiting Kever Yosef in PA (Palestinian Authority) occupied Shechem. The visit was approved by security forces, who were on hand to protect the group.
According to a Kol Berama Radio report, a number of Shechem residents were taken into custody after they were found in possession of firebombs and a pipe bomb which they planned using against the group. B’chasdei Hashem they were apprehended before the perpetrated the attack.
Mispallalim are also transported in armor-plated buses designed to withstand gunfire and small explosives. Persons are prohibited from coming in their own vehicles.
For persons interested in joining one of the over 20 visits a year escorted by the IDF, one may visit the Minhelet Kever Yosef registration page which is in Hebrew only.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)