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Israel Palestinians Samaritans Passover

Members of the ancient Samaritan community attend the Passover pilgrimage to the religion’s holiest site on the top Mt. Gerizim, overlooking the West Bank town of Nablus, on May 6, 2018. Samaritans descended from the ancient Israelite tribes of Menashe and Efraim but broke away from mainstream Judaism 2,800 years ago. Today, the remaining 700 Samaritans live in the Palestinian city of Nablus in the West Bank and the Israeli seaside town of Holon, south of Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)