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Tag: Cave Of The Patriarchs
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 ...
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....
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.
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....
April 3, 2012 | 2:19 pm
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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...
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...