Israel is committed to freedom of religion for worshippers of all faiths at all holy places.

 Statement by PM Netanyahu on the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Rachel's Tomb and the Holy places

 

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(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated today (Wednesday), 24 February 2010, that Israel is committed to freedom of religion for worshippers of all faiths at all holy places. He said that this policy also applies to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, where the State is constantly acting to ensure proper conditions for prayer, for both Jews and Muslims. This may be seen in the reconstruction work, currently being concluded, on the entrance plaza and path that lead to the Islamic prayer room at the site.

The Prime Minister added that all other claims are an artificial attempt to distort reality and sow discord.