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  4/3/2013, Nisan 23, 5773

Jews Barred from Visiting Tomb of Biblical Joshua


A scheduled pilgrimage to the ancient tomb of Yehoshua Ben Nun, the Biblical leader Joshua, has been cancelled. The visit had been arranged in advance with the Israel Defense Forces. IDF sources told Arutz Sheva news that the decision was made after a security assessment. The gravesite is located in Kifl Haris. The location, also referred to as Kefl Harith and in the Bible as Timnath-Heres, is located within the PA assigned regions of Samaria. The Jewish leaders Caleb and Nun are buried there as well. Thousands visit the site annually on the anniversary of Joshua's passing.