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Samaritans greet the dawn atop their holiest mountain to mark Shavuot holiday


Nablus, Jun 20 (EFE/EPA).- Members of the Samaritan faith – which is closely linked to Judaism – gathered at sunrise on Tuesday atop their religion's holiest mountain in the northern West Bank, marking the Shavuot holiday. Shavuot festival which marks the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, seven weeks after the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Samaritan community numbers around 820 people, many of whom live high above the Palestinian city of Nablus on Mount Gerizim, which they regard as the true Chosen Place, rather than Jerusalem's Mount Zion revered by the Jewish faithful. (Camera: ALAA BADARNEH). SHOT LIST: MEMBERS OF THE SAMARITAN COMMUNITY PRAY ON TOP OF MOUNT GERIZIM AT SUNRISE DURING SHAVUOT FESTIVAL, ABOVE THE CITY OF NABLUS, WEST BANK.

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