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  אדר 16, 5771 , 20/02/11

Joshua, Caleb Tombs Renovation Impresses R. Rabinowitz

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz of the Western Wall and Holy Places said Sunday that he was impressed by renovation work done at the tombs of Joshua bin Nun, his father and Caleb ben Yefuneh in Kifil Haras in western Samaria. Palestinian Authority District Governor and Liaison Commander Yasser Hamad, who joined Rabbi Rabinowitz and Israeli army officers on a tour of the site, expressed his wish to continue cooperation and regular coordinated visits of Jewish worshippers to the site.

Rabbi Rabinowitz expressed his hope that the situation would be maintained and that the local management would prevent any attacks on the site. He also condemned attacks on Muslim tombstones in the area, calling it the act of fringe groups, noting that thousands go there to pray and respect the residents.

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