Breslov Chassidim have an affinity for Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem.
Regardless of prevailing security conditions they drive in there, into PA-controlled Area A, do their “Na-Nach” thing and leave.
Needless to say, they often do it without coordinating with the IDF, who might or might not let them go in at that time. The IDF regularly organizes fully-guarded, heavily armed Israeli visits to the tomb of Joseph.
Last night, an unescorted, unauthorized, and uncoordinated convoy of around 30 Breslovers drove into Shechem, to Joseph’s Tomb.
[Editor: Reportedly, they went in to clean up the site that the PA Arabs destroyed on Thursday, per their Rabbi’s orders.]
At some point the local barbarians found out they were there, and an Arab mob, including PA police, came out to violently greet them.
One car in the convoy wasn’t fast enough in the exit, and they got captured by the mob and the Palestinian Authority police.
The Breslov car and passengers were badly beaten up by the PA Police. The PA police even drew guns and cocked their weapons at the enthusiastic Chassidim.
Eventually, the PA police let the heavily-wounded Breslov Chassidim go, and as they exited Shechem, the Breslov chassidim were promptly arrested by the Israeli police for their stupid and illegal action (and taken to Beilinson hospital for treatment).
Now, I for one am all for Jews visiting EVERYWHERE in the Land of Israel, at any time – but be SMART about it – we’re not allowed to rely solely on miracle – tell the army you’re going, make sure everyone in the convoy is together, take guns or an armed escort with you. Be smart.
The following video is believed to be right after the Arabs discovered the Breslov visit to the tomb last night: