This 2024 - Let's Win the Battle of Headlines
update deskIsrael-Palestinian Conflict

Attack on IDF soldiers at Joseph’s Tomb violates Oslo Accords

“Under Oslo, the Palestinian Authority guaranteed access to Jewish worshippers at Joseph’s Tomb,” wrote David Friedman, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel.

Joseph's Tomb in Shechem (Nablus). Credit: Tom Miller/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.
Joseph's Tomb in Shechem (Nablus). Credit: Tom Miller/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

A bomb attack at an entrance to Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem (Nablus) on Wednesday that injured four Israel Defense Forces soldiers violates the 1993 Oslo Accords, pro-Israel leaders said.

“Under Oslo, the Palestinian Authority guaranteed access to Jewish worshippers at Joseph’s Tomb,” wrote David Friedman, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel. The P.A. breached its commitment from day one, according to Friedman. “Worshippers need to be protected by the IDF, and IDF forces are often attacked, as they were this evening.”

Former Knesset member Michal Cotler-Wunsh wrote: “Another day, another violation of Oslo.”

“Not just Joseph’s Tomb. Oslo has a list of many Jewish holy sites (called that by Palestinians) throughout P.A.-controlled territory that Jews were guaranteed free access/worship to (including bus service),” she added. “In fact, most are off limits. Another item on a long list of violations of Oslo.”

You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.

Israel is at war - Support JNS

JNS is combating the barrage of misinformation with factual reporting. We depend on your support.

Support JNS
Topics
Comments
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates