On Friday, during the Muslim prayer time at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, The Muslims stole the beautiful and ornate silver Mezuza that was attached to the entrance to the building, according to a TPS report.
In addition, they broke into the storeroom and stole saplings worth thousands of shekels.
As it was part of the Ramadan holiday, Israeli police were not stationed on site, and “protection” of the site was under control of the Waqf.
In 1929, following the massacre of the Jewish community of Hebron by their Arab neighbors, and similarly after 1948 in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Arabs ripped out the Mezuzas from the doorposts of the Jewish-owned homes, but in many cases, you can still see where the Mezuzas used to be located.
The Jewish community of Hebron is demanding that the exclusive Muslim days at the tomb be cancelled until the Mezuza is returned.