New Hebron Settlement in House Near Cave of the Patriarch, Residents Say Purchase is ‘Kosher’ (JEWISH PRESS) By: Yori Yanover 03/29/12)
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The Tazpit news agency reports that ten families – including about
twenty children and babies – are inhabiting a house that has been
recently acquired for Jewish dwelling in Hebron. The house is located
near the Cave of Machpelah, by the pharmacy large parking area.
The house is surrounded by IDF and police forces who are barring more
people from entering. The crowd of Arabs that had been mulling
outside the house in the morning has since dispersed.
Shlomo Levinger, one of the new residents of the house, told the
Jewish Press that there is no indication of an impending eviction,
but recognized that this could change quickly: “We are here legally,
we adhered to the required procedures and paperwork, and our purchase
is kosher…any eviction order will be politically-motivated, and not
A Jewish resident of Hebron told Tazpit: “Outside right now, people
are trying to settle down and try to sleep and get used to the idea
that it’s a new Jewish home, with God’s help. This settlement has
been in the planning for a long time, and there were many procedures
to go through before it was finally resolved that it belongs to us.
Neighboring Arabs have been planning to rush in and take over the
place, which is why we he had to move in quickly and in secret.”
The new Hebron settlers issued this message:
A great day for the people of Israel!
Thank God, we are able to continue the work of our forefather
Abraham, who purchased the Cave of Machpelah some 4000 years ago.
Today, we, his children, continue on his path and have purchased a
home in the same location, expanding the hold of the children over
the city of our forefathers.
We urge the Israeli government to encourage and expand the settlement
of Kiryat Arba – Hebron, city of the Patriarchs, by redeeming
additional homes and land.
“Peace Now” called on Police to immediately evacuate the settlers who
entered Wednesday night into a building in Hebron.
“Security forces must immediately evacuate the settlers from the
building and not wait for the arrival of dozens of right-wing
activists at the site,” said Peace Now Secretary General Yariv
“Only the Minister of Defense may authorize entry into buildings in
the Hebron area and any invasion made without his approval is illegal
and must be evacuated immediately,” Oppenheimer added. (© 2012
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