Israeli, Palestinian officials speak on Joseph’s Tomb torching

Palestinian officials reportedly tell their Israeli counterparts — in a phone conversation this morning — about the fire started at Joseph’s Tomb last night by Palestinian rioters.

In the call, both sides condemn the attack on the holy site, according to Channel 10.

Palestinian officials say they are committed to repairing the damage caused by the fire.

Palestinian Authority security forces dispersed the hundred-strong crowd last night and managed to douse the fire at the tomb, believed to contain the remains of the biblical patriarch Joseph. IDF troops arrived at the scene once the confrontation was over and the fire was out, Channel 2 reported.

Photos of the blaze circulated on social media.

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