Netanyahu had reportedly been working with the State Department “for a number of months” on the shift in policy.
It was not the first time Netanyahu promised to start extending Israeli sovereignty: He made a similar pledge before the last elections in April.
Trump tweeted that Muftia Tlaib is a winner because she does not have to see her granddaughter; “May God ruin him,” Tlaib responded.
The congresswoman had a humanitarian request approved but decided a visit would go against her principles.
The Israeli military is treating the incident as a terrorist attack.
A Palestinian man who worked at the girl’s settlement elementary school was released in late June for lack of evidence.
Joseph’s Tomb is holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians. Israeli Jews must receive permission and a military escort to visit the site.
Israeli law allows authorities to deny entry to individuals who support boycotting the country, but doing so may harm Israel-US relations.
Friedman said that, under certain circumstances, “Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank”.
“The vision of the nightmare government is coming true.”