Israeli settlers in Chevron davened at Me’aras Hamachpeila on Monday, praying for US President Donald Trump to emerge victorious from the November 3 presidential election.
The service was slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. local time, or 3:30 a.m. Eastern time.
Marc Zell, head of Republicans Overseas Israel and a settler, was set to take part in the event.
“Chevron is the first capital of the Jewish people and the burial place of our founding fathers and mothers,” Zell told Breitbart, adding that the site was perfect for expressing gratitude for “all the wonderful things” Trump did for Jews and Israel during his tenure.
Yochai Damri, head of Har Chevron Local Council and the organizer of the event, was cited as saying that Israelis were grateful to Trump for his support of the Jewish state.
His predecessor having left US-Israel ties at a low point, Trump came out as a major supporter of Israel, moving the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing the Golan Heights as a part of the Jewish state.
His Middle East peace plan, dubbed Peace to Prosperity, appeared to have created a rift in the settler community, as some of its leaders criticized it.
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