(FreedomBeacon.com)- Two Hassidic Jewish men were shot and wounded Monday morning as they entered the West Bank city of Nablus to visit Joseph’s tomb, the holy shrine believed to be the burial site of Joseph, the son of the biblical patriarch, Jacob.
According to the Israeli Defense Forces, the two men entered the city at an unmanned checkpoint. Israeli Jews are not permitted in the Palestinian territories, and an armed escort is needed to accompany those wishing to pray at the Jewish holy site. However, these two men did not coordinate their visit with the IDF.
Joseph’s tomb was also vandalized for the second time on Monday as Palestinian vandals hurled blocks at the walls above the tomb. On Saturday, a group of about 100 Palestinians vandalized and torched the tomb, smashing the gravestone, and setting parts of the shrine on fire.
In short, it’s just another Ramadan in Palestine.
Palestinians have launched several attacks in Israel during the Ramadan holidays so far.
Last Thursday, three Israelis were killed by a gunman in Tel Aviv. Last month, terrorists, including some who identify with Islamic State killed 11 people in the course of a week.
On Sunday, a Palestinian woman was shot and killed by IDF forces after stabbing a soldier in the city of Hebron.
In response to Thursday’s attack in Tel Aviv, the IDF launched a raid arresting eight Palestinian terror suspects while armed Palestinians covered the streets with burning tires to stop the IDF.
Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan condemned the vandalism and Monday’s shooting in Nablus, describing them as “ISIS-style barbaric destruction” and the “cold-blooded shooting” of Jews “who came to pray.”
Dagan laid the responsibility at the feet of the “terrorists of the Palestinian Authority.”
Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett condemned Saturday’s destruction of Joseph’s tomb during a cabinet meeting on Sunday, saying he was “shocked” by the images of the damage done to the holy site.