In the night of Tuesday, July 11, the soldiers of the brigade «Ephraim» together with police and guards to ensure the safety of participants of mass pilgrimage to the burial place of Yehoshua bin Nun (Joshua) and Kalev Ben Yefuneh located in the Arab village CIFAL Kharat (near Ariel).
The event was attended by thousands of faithful Jews, the press service of the IDF. The exact number of pilgrims is not called.
A group of villagers CIFAL Kharat tried to prevent the pilgrimage of the Israelites threw stones. The military was forced to use means to disperse the crowd. On any possible injuries.
Such pilgrimages to «mount Ephraim» (CIFAL Kharat) are large groups of religious Jews every year.