IDF: Machpela House Legally Bought (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 04/01/12)
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Lawyers for the residents of Beit HaMachpelah in Hevron met Sunday
with representatives of the IDF´s Civil Administration and discussed
the legality of the purchase of the home, which the residents moved
into last Wednesday.
The IDF representatives examined the purchase documents and confirmed
that the purchase is legal. However, they said that they are awaiting
the final approval of the political tier.
The answer is in line with the assessment made Friday by Rabbi of
Hevron and Kiryat Arba, Rav Dov Lior. "The question now is whether
Defense Minister Ehud Barak will allow the residents to stay there,
regardless of whether the purchase was legal," he added.
Minister of Information and Diaspora Yuli Edelstein (Likud) said on
Saturday evening that the sale of Beit HaMachpelah was undoubtedly
valid. Edelstein made the comments during a visit to the building,
where he was the guest of about 70 people who had spent Shabbat at
the newly purchased home near the Tomb of the Patriarchs.
Kadima MK Otniel Schneller affixed a mezuzah at the entrance to the
home Sunday. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/01/12)
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