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  • Amid criticism from right, Netanyahu defends decision to remove Hebron settlers

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his defense minister’s decision to force settlers from two newly occupied homes in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron.

    After numerous right-wing politicians fiercely criticized Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Friday,...

  • Arrested Hamas terror cell planned to kidnap and murder Israelis

    January 7, 2016 | 10:16 am

    A Hamas terror cell in the “advanced stages” of plans to kidnap and murder Israelis was arrested, the Shin Bet security service said.

    The cell of six people from Jerusalem and Hebron was uncovered and arrested last month, the Shin Bet announced Thursday.

    The Hamas operatives...

  • Palestinian killed in suspected ramming attack on soldiers near Hebron

    December 11, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian man they said tried to run over soldiers with his vehicle near Hebron.

    No Israelis were hurt in the attack Friday, during which Israeli troops shot and killed the driver, Army Radio reported. A large knife was found on his body.


  • 2 Israelis wounded in Hebron stabbing

    December 9, 2015 | 3:56 pm

    Two Israelis have been wounded in a stabbing in Hebron.

    The victims are in their 20s, according to reports. One was injured moderately in his upper body and one lightly in his leg. They were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

    The alleged assailant, a Palestinian, was killed.

    On Monday, an Israeli man in his 40s was severely wounded in a stabbing in Hebron.

    The West Bank city, home to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and an enclave of hundreds of Jews, has been a flashpoint of the recent wave of Palestinian violence.

  • In wake of stabbing, Palestinians and Jews clash in Hebron

    December 7, 2015 | 12:37 pm

    Hours after a Palestinian stabbed a Jewish man in the already tense West Bank city of Hebron, Palestinians and Jews clashed violently there.

    In the aftermath of the stabbing Monday that left the Jewish victim critically wounded, dozens of Jewish residents marched in protest to...

  • Israeli soldier seriously wounded in Hebron-area stabbing attack

    November 25, 2015 | 8:32 am

    An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack near Hebron in the West Bank.

    The Palestinian assailant, who according to reports pulled up to a traffic junction and exited from his car brandishing a knife, was shot by Israeli forces and seriously wounded following...

  • Israeli Border Police stop suspected Jerusalem car attack and Hebron stabbing

    November 20, 2015 | 11:16 am

    Israeli Border Police prevented two terrorist attacks Friday, one in east Jerusalem and the other near the West Bank town of Hebron.

    A motorist at a Jerusalem checkpoint tried to run over a policeman, but the officer’s colleagues opened fire on the driver, the Times of Israel...

  • Tel Aviv terrorist’s mother is ‘proud’ that son stabbed Jews to death

    November 19, 2015 | 3:32 pm

    The mother of a Palestinian terrorist who stabbed two Israelis to death called her son a “source of pride for Hebron and Palestine.”

    Raid Halil bin Mahmoud, 36, who also moderately injured a third man during a prayer service in a Tel Aviv building, attributed his actions to the...

  • 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...

  • Hebron and the potential for Israeli-Arab coexistence

    November 11, 2015 | 4:30 pm

    I am currently in Israel with my wife, and a friend of ours who lives here called to ask if we would like to join the thousands of pilgrims who visit Hebron for Shabbat Chayei Sarah. It is not strictly an “anniversary” weekend, but seeing as this parsha (Torah portion) describes...

  • West Bank violence: Elderly Palestinian woman killed, Israeli seriously injured

    November 6, 2015 | 11:25 am

    A Palestinian 72-year-old woman died of wounds she sustained in what Israeli police said was an attempt to kill soldiers.

    Israeli troops stationed outside Hebron shot and seriously injured the woman, whose husband died in clashes with Israeli troops in the 1980s. They said the...

  • Palestinian officials in Hebron want more cooperation with Israeli Army

    November 4, 2015 | 10:26 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    A Palestinian driver rammed his car into an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint near the West Bank town of Hebron on Wednesday, seriously wounding him, before soldiers shot and killed the driver. It was the latest incident in a string of...

  • Israeli Border Police officer, 20, seriously injured in car-ramming attack

    November 4, 2015 | 8:55 am

    An Israeli Border Police officer was critically injured in a car-ramming attack in the West Bank near Hebron.

    The driver, who swerved his vehicle into the path of a group of Israelis waiting Wednesday afternoon at the Halhul traffic junction on Route 60, a main West Bank...

  • Israel silences Palestinian radio station over ‘incitement’

    November 3, 2015 | 10:19 am

    Israel’s military shut down a Palestinian radio station in the West Bank over its calls to attack Israelis.

    The Hebron-based Al Hurria was raided late Monday night, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

    “Forces confiscated broadcasting equipment in order to prevent the...

  • Soldier wounded in West Bank stabbing; Two assailants killed

    October 27, 2015 | 11:58 am

    An Israeli soldier was stabbed and his Palestinian assailants were shot and killed in the West Bank.

    The victim, 19, was taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Hospital and was in moderate condition with stab wounds to his upper body, according to reports Tuesday evening. The Israel...

  • Bring Struggle for Western Wall, Cave of the Patriarchs, and Rachel’s Tomb to UNESCO’s Sponsors

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    October 20, 2015 | 11:32 pm

    • UNESCO corporate and governmental sponsors need to publically distance themselves from UNESCO as it erases Jewish history
    • Sponsors include Google, Panasonic, A&E, Germany, Smithsonian, EarthWatch and others (list of UNESCO World Heritage Partners)
    • Hijaking of UNESCO's...
  • Two Palestinians killed in West Bank stabbing of Israeli soldier

    October 20, 2015 | 1:16 pm

    An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack in the West Bank near Hebron.

    The two Palestinian assailants in the Tuesday evening attack in Kiryat Arba, a settlement near Hebron, were shot dead by Israeli troops, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said.

  • Israeli driver killed in West Bank accident after car pelted by rocks

    October 20, 2015 | 9:01 am

    A Jewish-Israeli man who exited his car near Hebron after Palestinians throwing rocks damaged the vehicle was hit by a truck and killed.

    The man, who was reported to be in his 50s and a resident of the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, was driving past the Palestinian village...

  • Palestinian in ‘press’ jacket killed in stabbing attack on soldier, police say

    October 16, 2015 | 9:00 am

    Israeli security personnel shot and killed a Palestinian man in photojournalist garb who stabbed a soldier, police said.

    The terrorist approached the soldier at Zayit Junction, near Hebron in the West Bank. The assailant was wearing a “press” flak jacket and carrying a camera,...

  • Israeli man seriously hurt in West Bank stabbing

    October 8, 2015 | 8:54 am

    An Israeli man was stabbed in the back and seriously wounded near the West Bank city of Hebron.

    Israeli security services are searching for the suspected attacker, identified by Israel’s Channel 2 as a Palestinian resident of the city. He fled the scene following Wednesday...

  • 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 ...

  • Israeli injured in West Bank drive-by shooting

    August 31, 2015 | 10:23 am

    A Jewish-Israeli man was injured in a drive-by shooting in the northern West Bank.

    The car of the victim, who lives in an Israeli settlement, was fired upon Sunday near the Kedumim settlement. The victim received emergency treatment at the scene for an injury to his hand before...

  • Hebron police destroys 3 tons of marijuana

    By JNi.media

    July 28, 2015 | 11:04 am

    Hebron police officials on Monday morning set fire to about 3 tons of marijuana valued at $50 million, seized in an operation over the past few months, Palestinian media sources reported Tuesday.

    Hebron governor Kamal Ahmed praised the efforts of his police force, and called for...

  • Shin Bet arrests Hamas cell in Hebron planning attacks on Israel

    February 23, 2015 | 11:38 am

     Israel’s Shin Bet security agency arrested 11 members of a Hamas cell in Hebron that was planning terrorist attacks on Israel.

    The arrests, in a joint operation with the Israel Defense Forces, took place last month, the Shin Betannounced Monday in a statement.


  • Amid protests, Rivlin visits Hebron and Kiryat Arba

    February 2, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin delivered a speech at the inauguration ceremony for a new Jewish museum in Hebron amid protests.

    Speaking Monday at the Hebron Heritage Museum, which commemorates the 1929 riots in which Palestinians in the West Bank city killed dozens of Jews,...

  • Leader of Palestinian cell that killed three Israeli teens convicted

    December 31, 2014 | 11:59 am

    An Israeli military court has convicted the leader of the terrorist cell that kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teenagers in June.

    Hussam Kawasme of Hebron on Wednesday was convicted of planning and financing the kidnapping and murder of Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali...

  • Israeli teens’ suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF

    September 23, 2014 | 9:55 am

    The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them.

    Marwan Kawasme and Omar Abu Aysha were killed early Tuesday morning in Hebron, where Israeli troops had surrounded...

  • Israel says it has arrested suspect in killing of 3 teenagers

    August 5, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    Israeli authorities said on Tuesday they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of being involved in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.

    Hussam Kawasme, a 40-year-old resident of the West Bank city of Hebron, was arrested on July 11 in connection with the...

  • Five Palestinians killed in West Bank violence

    July 25, 2014 | 10:17 am

    Five Palestinians were killed in the West Bank on Friday in shootings involving both Israeli forces and a civilian who appeared to be a Jewish settler, medics and witnesses said.

    Three Palestinians were killed during clashes between Israeli forces shooting live bullets and...

  • In full recording of teen’s emergency call, kidnappers heard celebrating

    July 2, 2014 | 9:04 am

    The full recording of the emergency call placed by one of three abducted teens, in which the kidnappers can be heard celebrating, was released.

    Wednesday’s release of the full audio, which is 2 minutes, 9 seconds, comes a day after the first 49 seconds were released.

    In the...

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