Itzchak Ben Amram, High Priest of the Samaritans, known as the Kohen Gadol, died in Nablus at the age of seventy yesterday.
Funeral services were held this afternoon and were attended by Ben Zvi and Joseph Lurie, representing the Palestine Jewish National Council and the Jewish Agency Executive.
Ben Amram was a picturesque Palestine figure and leader of the historic sect, known as Bene Yisrael, living in the city of Nablus which they still call Schechem.
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