Thousands of Jews are visiting Hevron during Passover and signing a
petition demanding that Jews be allowed to live in a home they bought.
Fifteen families moved into the three-story building last week after
it was purchased from an Arab, but Defense Minister Ehud Barak
immediately opposed their presence, and the IDF called it
Despite proof that the building was legally purchased, Barak
exercised his power to order their expulsion because he had not
personally approved their entry. He sent Border Police, backed by
soldiers, to evict the families, including women and babies.