Sun, 25 Jan 2009 19:26:06 GMT | PressTV
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef says Mother Rachel helped Israeli soldiers kill Gazan fighters.
"The soldiers arrived at a house and wanted to go inside. There were three armed terrorists waiting for them there."
When asked by the Israeli soldiers, Yosef said, the woman introduced herself as "Rachel" -- the biblical matriarch, the beloved wife of Jacob.
The 80-year old rabbi then went on to say that with the help of Mother Rachel the soldiers found the terrorists inside the place and killed them.
As founder and spiritual leader of Shas, Rabbi Yosef is believed to be held in almost saintly regard by hundreds of thousands of Jews of Middle Eastern and North African origin.
Earlier this week, former Israeli Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu had confirmed the rumor, saying, "The story is true. I sent her."