Samaritans

Members of the Samaritan sect take part in their traditional pilgrimage ceremony marking the holiday of the Tabernacles, or Sukkot, on Mount Gerizim near the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEOREG0000030" title="West Bank" href="/topic/international/west-bank-PLGEOREG0000030.topic">West Bank</a> town of Nablus.The Samaritans, who trace their roots to the biblical Kingdom of Israel in what is now the northern occupied West Bank, observe religious practices similar to those of Judaism.

( Reuters photo / October 22, 2010 )

Members of the Samaritan sect take part in their traditional pilgrimage ceremony marking the holiday of the Tabernacles, or Sukkot, on Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus.The Samaritans, who trace their roots to the biblical Kingdom of Israel in what is now the northern occupied West Bank, observe religious practices similar to those of Judaism.

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