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Arabs Seek to Claim Rachel’s Tomb as Mosque

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Prayers on the men's side of Rachel's Tomb. Photo: PD.

Israel Hayom – It is doubtful whether any other place between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River illustrates the concept of self-defense that has trickled into Israel’s security mindset as well as Rachel’s Tomb. The formerly picturesque site is engraved in the memory of many people as a stone building with a dome on top and an ancient olive tree in front of it, on the road between Jerusalem and Hebron.

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