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  5/19/2013, Sivan 10, 5773

Tomb of Shim'on Ben Ya'akov Desecrated before Shavuot


A soldier who regularly visits the Tomb of Shim'on Ben Ya'akov (Simon, one of the 12 sons of Jacob from the book of Genesis), near the Eyal Junction of Highway 6, northeast of Tel Aviv, told Arutz Sheva, Sunday, that he discovered vandalism at the site on the day before the Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) holiday, last week. Interviewed on Arutz Sheva's Hebrew journal, the soldier said some of the contents of the tomb were smashed and Arabic inscriptions were painted on the tomb.

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