Covered by a silky green sheet, the carefully preserved tomb of a Jewish prophet could be under threat of jihadi destruction.
The purported tomb of Nahum lies in the northern Iraqi city of Al-Qosh, resting in one of country’s few remaining synagogues. The 2,700 year-old tomb has been safeguarded by an Assyrian Christian family since Jews fled the city in the 1950s, reports Haaretz.
But now the Islamic State menace looms just 10 miles away, risking the city’s religious heritage. Al-Qosh is also 30 miles north of Mosul, where the terror organization has tightly controlled Iraq’s second-largest city since last summer.
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