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      Archive: 8/10/2011

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        8/10/2011, Av 10, 5771

      Hevron Detainees Released

      Three youths, arrested by the Israel Defense Forces, Tuesday evening, at the tomb of Biblical leader Otniel Ben Kenaz, were released during the evening, following interrogation. The three were part of a group of at least ten who broke through a barrier in order to pray at the tomb when it became clear that the army did not intend to respect their right to pray at the site.

      The IDF usually allows prayers at the tomb on Tisha B'Av. However, this year Jews were barred from the grave due to the Ramadan holiday.