Settlers Call to Storm Rachel Tombs

WAFA FEBR 19 2012

BETHLEHEM, February 19, 2012 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Sunday sent out mass text messages calling to storm Bilal Ibn Rabah Mosque, also known as Rachel’s Tomb, north of Bethlehem on Thursday, said a local activist.

Ahmad Salah, the coordinator of the Anti-Wall and Settlements Committee in al-Khader, a town south of Bethlehem, said he received a text message via an Israeli mobile carrier urging Israeli settlers to gather near Rachel’s Tomb area and perform religious rituals.

The texts aim to provoke Palestinians, said Salah, adding that settlers have recently escalated their unauthorized entering to Palestinian areas under false pretences, such as performing religious rituals.

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