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  2/21/2012, Shevat 28, 5772

Rachel's Tomb Closed to Jews Due to Rock Attack


Agitators threw rocks at Jewish worshipers praying at Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem. Border Police removed the Jewish worshipers. No injuries were reported. Rachel's Tomb is the burial site of the Biblical Matriarch. An ancient domed building and study hall encompasses the actual tomb. The city of Bethlehem is within the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority.