Rabbis and scholars who daily attend institutions at Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem heard a loud explosion today (Monday) while learning, from an improvised explosive device thrown by Arabs across the separation fence, close to the window ofRachel 's Tomb.

A Jerusalem police spokesman said, "A short while ago, an object was thrown at the Tomb of Rachel, near the wall of the facility; there were no casualties and no damage was caused."

Scene of attack
Scene of attack צילום: סוכנות איו"ש

Rabbi Tzvi Uziyahu, one of the Rabbis of Rachel Imeinu institutions, said: "By G-d's grace we had a miracle - if G-d forbid the explosives had ignited, there would have been many casualties at the bus stops and at the entrance to the tomb. Studies and prayers at Rachel's Tomb in spite of the security situation, and the overall activities and studies in the area continued and will continue as usual in the coming hours and in the midnight Kollel," he said.

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