A Muslim policeman opened fire on a Jewish group that had entered Joseph's Tomb to pray. The world says nothing, it has nothing left of decent shame. No one dares speak of the motivation behind this genocide -- Islamic Jew-hatred as commnaded by the quran. The Muslims have been slaughtering and oppressing Jews for 1,400 years. It didn't start when Yaser Arafat, the godfather of modern terror, decided to market it as "Palestinian."
Slaughtering Jews while screaming 'Allah is greater' is religiously-motivated genocide.
The Muslims refuse to recognize the Jewish right to a homeland. Period. The rest is Islamic propaganda. Obama say, "Respect it!"
Muslims have been defiling Joseph's Tomb, Jerusalem's thrid holiest site, for years. Now this.
Yesha Council of Settlements: Israel cannot let this murder pass silently; MK Ben-Ari: Israel should recollect weapons from 'terrorists in uniform'.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Sunday that there was no excuse that could justify the Palestinian security forces' fatal use of live fire against the Israelis who entered Joseph's Tomb without authorization.
Ben-Joseph Livnat, 25, was killed and three others were wounded before dawn when an officer shot at the Israelis' vehicles as they were leaving the holy compound near the West Bank city of Nablus.
"No problem of coordination can justify an incident like this and the shooting of innocent people," Barak said, calling the incident no less than "murder".
The victim's aunt, Science and Culture Minister Limor Livnat, released the following statement following his death: "The minister is shocked by the murder of her nephew. A young man whose goal on the final eve of Passover was just to pray was killed in cold blood in a revolting matter, and left behind a wife and four orphans."
A spokesman of the West Bank settlement council declared that Israel could not let the shooting of its citizens by Palestinian security forces pass silently.
"The recent murders of Jews were the result of incitement by the Palestinian Authority, under the leadership of Abu Mazen [Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas], but this is a murder carried out by the Authority itself, exactly like in the days of [late Palestinian leader Yssser] Arafat," said the spokesman of the Yesha Council of Settlements.
"The defensive wall built by the IDF nine years ago has cracked once again, this time from bullets fire by those who want to be given a state," added the spokesman.
Right-wing MK Michael Ben Ari condemned the shooting immediately and declared that "whoever trained and armed the enemy army, called the Palestinian police, is directly responsible for the murder at Joseph's Tomb... The Israeli government must recollect all the weapons held by terrorists in uniform."
MKs Ze'ev Elkin and Aryeh Eldad called on the government to "reconsider its good relations with the Palestinian police… which too often creates terror instead of fighting terror."
The Israel Defense Forces officially pulled out of Joseph's Tomb in 2000, at the beginning of the second Palestinian Intifada.Livnat: My nephew murdered by terrorists masked as policemen
YNET: Funeral procession for Joseph Tomb shooting victim Ben-Yosef Livnat underway. His aunt, Minister Limor Livnat eulogized him, saying he was murdered 'for no more reason than his wish to pray, he was innocent'
Yair AltmanJust hours after the lethal shooting at Joseph's Tomb Sunday, the funeral procession of Ben-Yosef Livnat who was killed by Palestinian police fire, was underway. The procession began at Livnat's parent's home in the settlement of Elon Moreh before continuing on to Jerusalem where Livnat will be buried at the Mount Olives Cemetery. Livnat (24) is survived by his wife and four children. Sports and Culture Minister Limor Livnat, who is Ben-Yosef's aunt, eulogized the victim saying: "My brother's son was murdered by a terrorist masked as a Palestinian police officer, for no more reason than his wish to pray, he was innocent."