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Police investigating fire at Tomb of Benjamin near Kfar Saba

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Damage is seen to a shrine, believed to be the burial place of Benjamin son of Jacob, following a fire near the city of Kfar Saba, on May 6, 2022. (Israel Police)
Damage is seen to a shrine, believed to be the burial place of Benjamin son of Jacob, following a fire near the city of Kfar Saba, on May 6, 2022. (Israel Police)

Police say they have launched an investigation into a fire at a shrine on the Route 55 highway, between the central city of Kfar Saba and the West Bank town of Qalqilya.

The site is believed to be the burial place of Benjamin, the son of Jacob.

“Police officers are conducting on-site searches alongside collecting forensic findings and are summoning a fire investigator,” police say.

Police add that the circumstances of the fire are still under investigation.

Damage is seen to a shrine, believed to be the burial place of Benjamin son of Jacob, following a fire near the city of Kfar Saba, on May 6, 2022. (Israel Police)

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