We visited al-Haram al-Ibrahimi, also known as The Cave of the Patriarchs (Christians), and the Cave of Machpelah (Jews). Located in al-Khalil, aka Hebron.
Very rich in history. My mind just couldn’t absorb it all. And with doubts lingering especially when the guide goes…”The Jews believed…”. I mean we were not supposed to consult the Jews as informed in Al-Kahfi.
Anyway, this has to be the closest encounter with the IDF. With high fence, barbed wires, metal detectors, turnstiles, concertina wire and loaded rifles pointing at us, the IDF here are ready to engage. I can even sense the guy in in View Tower reporting back about each and single one of us back to central command.
Nevertheless, we took wudhu and proceeded into the masjid; the House of Allah. And we forgot about the IDFs.