Thursday, November 05, 2015

(Traditional) Tomb of Joseph's Tomb repaired

PICKING UP THE PIECES: Joseph’s Tomb restored after October arson attack by Palestinian rioters. A team of 50 workers went to the holy site during the night to repair the damages caused by Palestinian rioters (JEREMY SHARON, Jerusalem Post).
The Jewish holy site of Joseph’s Tomb in the Palestinian city of Nablus was restored and repaired Tuesday by the Shomron Regional Council after it was set ablaze and severely damaged by Palestinian rioters last month.

A team of 50 workers, including stone masons, painters, welders and electricians arrived at the site at 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday with an IDF escort to carry out the necessary repairs and worked through the night until approximately 6:00 a.m. to complete the restoration.

The most serious damage was done to the stone tomb itself inside the external structure as the rioters smashed and broke several marble panels overlaid on the tomb with hammers, iron bars and other instruments.

Background here and here and links.