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  • Hebron – the city of the patriarchs – has become the cradle of occupation

    November 11, 2015 | 4:38 pm

    On Shabbat of Nov. 7, in synagogues across the Jewish world, the parsha (portion) of “Chayei Sarah” (“Life of Sarah”) was read from the Torah. It tells the story of the first real estate purchase by Jewish patriarchs in the Holy Land — Abraham’s acquisition of the Cave of the...

  • Palestinian who rescued American yeshiva boys: I’m no hero

    September 4, 2015 | 9:50 am

    A Palestinian man who sheltered five American Jews from fire bomb attacks in Hebron said he only did “what needed to be done.”

    Faiz Abu Hamdiah, who on Thursday took the five yeshiva students into his home to prevent their lynching, recalled the incident Friday in an interview ...

  • Troops erred in detaining Palestinian boy in Hebron, IDF says

    July 18, 2013 | 4:38 pm

    Israeli troops erred in detaining a 5-year-old Palestinian boy for throwing stones at soldiers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, an Israel Defense Forces official said.

    “We made a mistake during the event, both in detaining the boy and detaining his father,” Maj. Gen....

  • Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen brandishing toy gun

    December 12, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    A Palestinian teen who threatened Israeli troops near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron was shot and killed.

    It was later learned that the boy, 17, had pulled what turned out to be a toy gun on an Israeli Border Police officer. The boy was shot in his chest and abdomen by a female officer who witnessed the threat, Ynet reported.

    Other Palestinians who began rioting at the scene were dispersed by Israeli troops using tear gas and stun grenades, according to Ynet.

  • Israeli teen, Palestinian man injured in Hebron clashes

    April 18, 2012 | 9:59 am

    A Palestinian man and an Israeli teen were injured in clashes in Hebron.

    An Israeli girl and a friend were hit by stones thrown by Palestinians as they walked home Tuesday night in a Hebron neighborhood near the Cave of the Patriarchs. The girl’s hand was broken in the attack.

  • Settlers remain in Hebron home after eviction deadline

    April 3, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    Jewish settlers remained in a home near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, despite the passing of a deadline for them to prove their ownership or vacate the building.

    Hours after the Tuesday afternoon deadline for the evacuation of the building passed, Israeli Prime Minister...

  • Settlers ordered to leave Hebron house

    April 2, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Jewish settlers who moved into an Arab home near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron have 24 hours to leave, the Israeli army said.

    An eviction order issued Monday says the several dozen settlers, including families with young children, must leave by 3 p.m. Tuesday or they will be...

  • Op/Ed: UNESCO is right, Israel is wrong

    November 11, 2010 | 1:52 pm

    The word is that UNESCO is on an anti-Semitic tear, trying to “de-Judaize” and “Islamicize” two of the most holy Jewish sites in this country – the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem.

    “Talk about distortions,” Prime Minister Binyamin...

  • Israel suspends ties with U.N. body

    November 4, 2010 | 12:11 pm

    Israel suspended ties with the cultural body of the United Nations over its decision to classify the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb as Palestinian.

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which is in charge of preserving historical sites, at...