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“Extremist” Israeli president “defiled” Cave of the Patriarchs, says PA TV

Official PA TV reporter: “The Hebrew media published the video from the noble Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs), and we saw the most prominent extremist settler leaders in Hebron as they accompanied this extremist [Israeli President Isaac Herzog] and defiled the noble Ibrahimi Mosque.”

Israeli President Isaac Herzog visited the Cave of the Patriarchs on Nov. 28, 2021, and lit a Hanukkah candelabra to celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights. But according to PA ideology the president “invaded the Ibrahimi Mosque.”

Ibrahimi Mosque - The "Cave of the Patriarchs" in Hebron is known to Muslims as the "Ibrahimi Mosque." It is the site where the Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs other than Rachel are buried as related by the Bible; its structure housing the cave was built by King Herod roughly 2,000 years ago during the Second Temple period. After Hebron was occupied by Muslim Caliph Umar in 637 CE, the site was converted into a mosque. Islam co-opted the Jewish tradition regarding the site being the burial place of the patriarchs and matriarchs, and therefore called it the "Ibrahimi Mosque" after Abraham.

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