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  Tevet 10, 5780 , 07/01/20

800 worshipers at the tombs of Joshua and Caleb

Ahead of Tuesday's predawn-to-dusk fast for the 10th of Tevet, 800 worshipers entered the complex housing the tombs of Prophet Yehoshua Bin Nun and biblical figure Calev Ben Yephuneh in the Samarian Palestinian Authority village of Kifl Haris.

The entry was secured by the Israel Defense Forces, Border Guards, Israel Police and the Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria. An IDF spokesman notes that such events are possible once every few months when coordinated with security forces. Brigadier General Yiftach Norkin, Commander of Ephraim Brigade, which has jurisdiction over the site, wished everyone an easy fast.

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