Palestinian Authority police Sunday morning shot and killed one Israeli and wounded five others after they prayed at Joseph's Tomb (Kever Yosef) around 6 a.m. Sunday (11 p.m. Saturday night EDT).The victim was the nephew of Limor Livnat:
One of the wounded is in serious condition, and Army helicopters evacuated the injured to a hospital for emergency care. A group of 15 worshippers from the Breslov Chassidic sect had driven to the site and were returning when they were gunned down by Pal police in a jeep.
The PA security forces continued to fire at the cars as they fled.
The IDF hurriedly issued a statement that the trip to Kever Yosef was not coordinated with Israeli security forces.
Kever Yosef is a Jewish holy site that was supposed to be under Israeli control and open to worshippers as stated in previous agreements. However, the government has surrendered the area to Palestinian Authority control, and local Arabs have desecrated it several times.
The Breslov group was known to Palestinian Authority authorities as people who frequently prayed at Kever Yosef without any other intentions, according to Gershon Mesika, chairman of the Shomron (Samaria) Regional Council. He called the shooting attack a "massacre at close range."
National Union Knesset Member Dr. Michael Ben-Ari indirectly blamed the American government for having “trained and armed the enemy army that is called the ‘Palestinian Authority police’ and is directly responsible for the murder at Kever Yosef.”
The victim of the attack by PA police on Jews at the Tomb of Joseph Sunday morning is Yosef Ben-Livnat, the nephew of government minister Limor Livnat. He was 24 years old, and a father of four. Ben-Livnat was a resident of Jerusalem.Keep him and his family in your prayers.
Ben-Ari and anyone else angry that the American government trained these monsters have every right to feel that way.
Update: as told by YnetNews, the monsters even yelled "allahu akbar" when they fired on the group (via Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrugs).
Update 2: Limor Livnat says that her nephew was murdered by a terrorist disguised as a policeman.