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Rachel's Tomb, the grave site of the Biblical matriarch, has become a fortress due to ongoing attacks on Jews by Arab terrorists.

Palestinian Authority terrorists attacked Israelis in multiple areas around the holy city of Jerusalem and at the holy resting place of the Biblical matriarch Rachel, just one day after the holiest day on the Christian calendar and the start of Chanukah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights.

On Monday afternoon, Arab terrorists attacked the Tomb of Rachel itself, aiming for the security forces who protect the tomb and those who come to pray at the site.

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The tomb of the matriarch is located just south of Jerusalem, and slightly north of Bethlehem.

The attackers hurled an improvised explosive device (IED) at security forces guarding the tomb. No physical injuries were reported.

In three other separate attacks, Arab terrorists also hurled rocks at Israeli security forces Monday in a number of outlying neighborhoods around the capital city of Jerusalem.

Israeli forces came under attack in Shuafat, in Betunia and in Issawiya, according to security sources.

No injuries were reported by midday, and Israeli forces were using standard riot dispersal methods to deal with the attacks.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

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  1. You obviously haven’t read the resolution…the resolution NOW includes the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. this is nothing but a farce….watch them start another issue with the UN to squeeze Israel out of more territory. If you can’t see they are trying to diminish Israel state hood you have been smoking too much CNN news

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