TEL AVIV, September 1 – RIA Novosti. An Israeli soldier was wounded, guarding Jewish worshippers at the Western Bank of the Jordan river, said the army press-service.
The military escorted the night of 16 buses with the believers to the tomb of the biblical Patriarch Joseph in the Palestinian town of Nablus.
“During events to ensure the safety of the faithful soldiers of the defense Army of Israel… was injured from the fire, which was conducted from the outskirts of the Balata refugee camp,” — said the press service. According to her, a soldier was sent to the hospital in “stable condition”.
The pilgrimage was accompanied by protests by Palestinian residents said the army.
Jewish pilgrims regularly come to pray at the tomb of Joseph, but always accompanied by the Israeli military and by prior agreement with the Palestinian authorities, under whose control the Shrine is 2000.