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Published Tuesday 28/09/2010 (updated) 29/09/2010 21:31
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NABLUS (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian Authority official denied Tuesday that Israeli settlers had been granted permission to restore Joseph's Tomb in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, saying only the PA would be allowed to undertake the work.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said reports in Israeli media that Israeli settlers would be entering the shrine for restoration works aimed at "blackmailing" the PA and to "impose a situation where settlers achieve their goals."

The tomb, he said, was under PA control and that access to the area is granted with prior arrangement with the PA.

In mid-September settler community leaders announced that a rally would be held demanding "open access" to the Nablus area, and in particular Joseph's Tomb.

Following violence precipitated by settler visits to the site - which saw Palestinian areas closed down or put under curfew - the area was closed off to settlers in early 2000.

A statement from the Shomeron Regional Council Office, representing settler groups in the West Bank, said the ban was "Contrary to the Oslo agreement that provides access to all holy places."

The settler rally will reportedly take place on Mount Gerizim, home to the Samaritan community, most of whom attend school and work inside the Palestinian city of Nablus. They hold both Israeli and Palestinian passports.

The rally will celebrate the construction of a new fence around the tomb, as well as repair work to the roof, damaged during fighting in the first months of the Second Intifada.

According to the statement, however, settlers were concerned "that the repairs would be done by Arab work teams and that would be seen as reward to those who were responsibility for the original vandalism."
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1 ) Julie / USA
29/09/2010 10:14
"Contrary to the Oslo agreement that provides access to all holy places." WHAT???????? you've got to be kidding me! well, too bad! the zionazis entire modus operandi is contrary to LIFE, to PEACE, to HAPPINESS, to EVERYTHING...so quit your pathetic, infantile whining!

2 ) guillermo / USA
29/09/2010 11:32
wow Julie, how you converted Zionist into zionazi! that is awesome! how did you do that? that is so creative! i wish i could be so creative so i could make cool words like that. I surely am not so intelligent though.

3 ) James / AUS
29/09/2010 11:39
Religion should be destroyed.

4 ) southparkbear / usa
29/09/2010 14:09
now now james, some hold lottery as a religion, do you want to take away their hopes?

5 ) Plain / Truth
29/09/2010 15:31
If Jews can accept Joseph's Tomb being on "Arab" land,
then Arabs should be able to accept that Moslem things,
like the Dome of the Rock & Al Aksa Mosques are on "Jewish" land!!!

IF NOT, THE OCCUPATION WILL BE FOREVER!!!

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