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  חשון 11, 5768 , 23/10/07

Thousands Flock to Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem

Derech Hevron street heading south from Jerusalem is packed with buses and vehicles as thousands flock to the tomb of the Matriarch Rachel on the anniversary of her death.

In recent years, the tomb has been surrounded by a stone fortress and then enclosed almost completely by a loop in the Partition Wall.

Security experts warn that a similar fate awaits the Western Wall and Temple Mount should Jerusalem be divided as part of any diplomatic initiative.
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