Muslims desecrate Meorath HaMachpeila (Cave of the Patriarchs), no one calls it terrorism, UNESCO not found
Muslim worshipers at the Machpeila cave in Hebron destroyed two mezuzoth (parchment scrolls that Jews affix to the doorposts of their buildings) over the weekend. So far, no one has called it terrorism
. UNESCO, which wanted to declare the Machpeila cave a heritage site in a bid to prevent Jews
from going there, has been silent. Only a few rabbis
Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, who serves as Deputy Religious Affairs Minister
and Supervisor of Holy Sites, visited the Cave of the Patriarchs in
Hevron after receiving reports of the vandalism.’‘
Jewish worshipers who arrived at the site after Muslim prayers on Friday were horrified to find widespread desecration of the holy tomb.
Two mezuzahs – the cases containing Jewish holy scriptures affixed to
the doorpost, and the scriptures contained therein – had been torn off
and stone. A third was damaged.
The Muslim worshipers had also hurled mud
and garbage around the site – Judaism’s second holiest, after the
Temple Mount – where the Biblical patriarchs and matriarchs, Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca and Leah lie interred.
“This vandalism must be condemned by the heads of state,” Rabbi Ben
Dahan told journalists. “Our forefathers are here, and the matriarchs!
As a Jew, I call [on the public] to avoid silence and to protest this
If only anyone cared....
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