According to tradition, Qasr El Yehud on the Jordan River is the exact spot where Joshua and the Children of Israel entered the holy land.

'And it will be, when the Lord, your God, will bring you to the land to which you come, to possess it, that you shall place those blessing upon Mount Gerizim, and those cursing upon Mount Ebal (Deuteronomy 11:29)'

The Palestinian Authority damaged the area where the Book of Joshua describes its namesake builing an altar on Mount Ebal after the Israelites had crossed into the Holy Land. By Aryeh Savir, TPS The Palestinian Authority (PA) wreaked havoc on the Biblical-era site of Yehoshua ben Nun’s Altar on Mount Ebal and ground stones from... Read more »