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Far-right future Israeli lawmakers visit volatile Joseph’s Tomb in West Bank

Fanning the flames of unrest ahead of Israel’s incoming government, far-right and ultra-Orthodox future Knesset members encountered gunfire when they visited the site of Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus this week.
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TEL AVIV — With less than a week until the new Knesset is sworn in, eight current and future Knesset members from right-wing and ultra-Orthodox parties traveled to Nablus Wednesday night to pray at Joseph’s Tomb.

“Our hearts are filled with the enormous sense of the privilege we have to visit the Tomb of Joseph the Righteous. We came here tonight out of a burning belief that the entire Land of Israel is ours, due to our rights and a divine promise,” said incoming Knesset member Roni Mashriki of ultra-Orthodox Shas.

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