Executive Board of UNESCO passed resolutions declaring that both, the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, are “an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian territory.”
By RINA BASSIST
The PX Commission of the Executive Board of UNESCO on Wednesday morning adopted resolutions 28 and 29, titled “Occupied Palestine,” which state that the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem are “an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian territory” and condemning the construction of the security fence and “other measures aimed at altering the character, status and demographic composition of the Occupied Palestinian territory.”
The Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, where the Jewish patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as well as three Jewish matriarchs, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah are entombed. Continue Reading »
Despite succsessfully removing sensitive Jewish-related holy sites in Jerusalem from an upcoming UNESCO meeting, Arab states are claiming other historicly Jewish sites, including the Cave of the Patriarchs and the Tomb of Rachel, as Palestinian sites.
By Itamar Eichner
In a diplomatic win for Israel, the Temple Mount and Western Wall will not be mentioned nor included in any vote or measure during a meeting of the UNESCO Executive Board on Jerusalem and the territories May 1st.
The Palestinians are trying to threaten Israel’s hold on Rachel’s Tomb by throwing pipe bombs & stones, as well as by fabricating a new history for the site by interjecting the identity of Bilal Ibn Rabah. And again, just as was done with Jerusalem, UNESCO is on their team solidifying their falsehoods into a reality.
By Nadav Shragai
As the argument over the muezzin bill in Israel heats up, security forces in the Bethlehem region and the outskirts of the Gilo neighborhood in Jerusalem seem bothered by one muezzin in particular: Bilal Ibn Rabah, an Ethiopian-Abyssinian who is recognized in Islamic tradition as a slave who served in the home of the Prophet Muhammad as the first muezzin to ever beckon believers for prayer five times a day. Continue Reading »
Police forces were pelted with stones, IEDs & Molotov cocktails in riot near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, with 2 policemen sustaining light to moderate injuries.
By Yoav Zitun
Two Border Guard officers were injured after being pelted by stones thrown at the force near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, only a day after an IDF raid left three Palestinian terrorists dead in Jenin.
Forces being treated – Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Our Mother organization
The two soldiers sustained light to moderate injuries and were evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.
Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri was quoted by Palestinian news agency Ma’an say saying that Palestinian youths threw “improvised explosive devices” and Molotov cocktails towards members of the Border Guard in the Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem, but the soldiers reportedly sustained their injuries from stones thrown at them from rooftops. Continue Reading »
Rachel’s Tomb, a favorite site for Palestinian Arab mobs seeking incitement, regularly hurls fire-bombs and throws rocks at the Jewish worshipers.
By Israel Today Staff
Think the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is winding down? Think again. In 2013 alone, one of Judaism’s holiest sites, the traditional tomb of the biblical matriarch Rachel, was attacked no fewer than 200 times by Palestinian mobs.
Rachel’s Tomb front gate – Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
Rachel’s Tomb, located just inside Bethlehem, is a highly frequented place of prayer for religious Jews. While the holy site is situated in Palestinian-controlled territory, the “Oslo Accords” afford Israel security control over Rachel’s Tomb in order to ensure the right of Jews to worship there. Continue Reading »
Palestinian Attacks on ancient tomb of Jewish matriarch Rachel was discussed in Israel’s Knesset, noting at least 119 explosives thrown at site during 2013.
By Ari Yashar
The Interior Committee discussed a bill presented by MK David Azulai (Shas) on Tuesday, which addressed the “continuous harassment of Jews visiting Kever Rachel,” the tomb of the Jewish matriarch Rachel from the Torah.
During the course of the discussion, which was moderated by MK Zevulun Kalfa (Jewish Home), Azulai explained he had raised the issue due to the increase in the frequency of terrorist attacks around Kever Rachel.
He noted the 1993 Oslo Accords guaranteed Jews prayer access to the site, adding, “if this is what the agreements look like, we need to be very concerned.” Massive Arab mobs frequently hurl explosives at visitors, police and soldiers at the site. Continue Reading »
A mob of around 50 regional Arabs hurled pipe bombs, fire bombs and rocks at Israeli security forces. One soldier lightly hurt.
About 50 Arabs mounted an assault on Rachel’s Tomb, just outside Bethlehem, Wednesday evening. They threw pipe bombs, fire bombs and rocks at the security forces guarding the compound, injuring one soldier lightly.
The soldier, who was hit by a rock, received medical treatment on the spot and did not require hospitalization.
The IDF Spokesman said that the Arabs threw nine pipe bombs and 18 fire bombs. One of the pipe bombs caused some damage to the security wall surrounding the complex. Continue Reading »