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Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita, Shomron Chief Rabbi Elyakim Levanon Shlita, head of the Shomron Regional Council Yossi Dagan, senior IDF officers and other officials were among those who visited Kever Yosef on Sunday night the eve of 6 Cheshvan to get a first-hand look at the destruction resulting from the arson attack in the holy site. The kever was set ablaze by PA (Palestinian Authority) residents last week.
Rav Yosef explained “This is ISIS, they destroy as we protect holy sites like al-Aqsa Mosque they destroy them. באו גויים בנחלתך טימאו את היכל קדשך”.
The rav continued “our hearths cannot fathom the evil, those who destroy holy sites…”
Rav Levanon read Tehillim and called on Israel to restore total Israeli sovereignty over the area.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Photos: Meir Barchaiya. Video: Shmuel Edelman)