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Three arrested for 2011 Joseph’s Tomb shooting

According to Shin Bet investigators, one of the detainees killed Ben Yosef Livnat, who was on his way to pray

Adiv Sterman is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

File: Jews at prayer in Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus as IDF soldiers stand guard. (Abir Sultan/Flash90)
File: Jews at prayer in Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus as IDF soldiers stand guard. (Abir Sultan/Flash90)

IDF and Shin Bet forces last month arrested three Palestinians who were involved in a 2011 shooting incident near Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus in which one Israeli was killed and five others were injured, security forces announced Wednesday.

The three detainees were interrogated by Shin Bet officials.

According to investigators, the detainees admitted to opening fire at the vehicle in which the Israelis were traveling.

Evidence indicates that bullets fired from one of the detainee’s weapons killed Ben Yosef Livnat, who, along with his companions, had entered the commpound surrounding Joseph’s Tomb in order to pray there, security forces said.

Livnat was the nephew of Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat (Likud-Beytenu).

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