Photo Credit: Yaakov Naumi / Flash 90
Israeli soldiers praying in the compound of Joseph's Tomb (archive)

Israeli military forces who operated in Judea and Samaria overnight and into early Monday arrested 10 Palestinian Authority Arab suspects accused of involvement in terrorist activities and violence against civilians and security forces.

All of the suspects were turned over to security personnel for interrogation.

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IDF personnel also accompanied some 1,000 worshipers to the Tomb of the Biblical patriarch Joseph in the city of Shechem.

Dozens of Palestinian Authority terrorists hurled stones, Molotov cocktails and burning tires at the soldiers and worshipers as they entered the Tomb.

The soldiers responded with standard riot dispersal measures. In addition, four IEDs were detected and defused, according to the IDF.

There were no physical injuries and no damage was reported.

“Prayers were held on time,” according to the Hebrew-language 0404 military website.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.