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Evicted Jews Sleep in the Streets, Wait for Answers
Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/4/12 | Maayana Miskin

Posted on 04/08/2012 2:28:51 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

Jews forced out of the Machpelah House in Hevron last week spent Passover in tents just meters away. In the meantime, the building sits empty.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak, with support from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, insisted on going ahead with last week’s eviction ahead of Passover, arguing that Jewish presence in the building was an operational threat that must be rectified immediately. The IDF, he said, could verify that Jews had a legal right to the home after forcing them to leave it.

The eviction caused discord in the government, with senior figures including Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon openly criticizing the decision.

Shlomo Levinger is one of the many Machpelah House residents who has been living in a tent in the street along with his young children since the expulsion. “We had pain in our hearts during the holiday,” he told Arutz Sheva. “But also great joy, and faith that we will return to the building next door.”

Twelve days have passed since Hevron’s Jewish community gave the IDF Civil Administration documents relating to the sale of the Machpelah House. “They still haven’t told us what the problem is,” Levinger related. “Apparently there is no problem.”

Civil Administration officials speaking off the record have told Jewish leaders in Hevron that the sale was legal, he said.

Passover has brought a measure of comfort as Jews visit the city and reach out to help. “Since this morning we’ve already had hundreds of people… they sympathize with us and want to assist us,” he said. There are donation boxes around the city raising funds for the purchase of more buildings for the community, Levinger noted, adding that the purchase of the Machpelah House was made possible by many contributions pooled together.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ehudbarak; eviction; hebron; methamachpela
I was there today. Saw them in the tents. Donated a shekel.
1 posted on 04/08/2012 2:28:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Thank you for being FR’s “eyes on the ground.”


2 posted on 04/08/2012 2:52:51 PM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: Eleutheria5

Why was Machpelah House sold?

And what typically happens to residents in that area when their house is sold?


3 posted on 04/08/2012 3:02:04 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Eleutheria5

What’s the story behind Machpelah House?
What “operational threat”?
Doesn’t make sense for them to be evicted..


4 posted on 04/08/2012 3:02:16 PM PDT by odds
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To: Uncle Slayton

“Why was Machpelah House sold?

And what typically happens to residents in that area when their house is sold?”

The Arab who owned the house wanted to sell it and he did. The Jews who bought it from him now own it. What happens to the residents of a house in America when it’s sold? They move. In Hebron, they move out of the country in order to keep from being killed by other Arabs living in the area, who consider selling property to Jooos! a capital offense.


5 posted on 04/08/2012 3:08:31 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: odds

Ask Ehud Barak. That’s his excuse. What ‘operational threat’ did Bet Shalom pose? What ‘operational threat do the residents of Mitzpeh Avihai, Migron, the Ulpana, etc., pose?


6 posted on 04/08/2012 3:11:01 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Is Ehud Barak a leftist, like a left-wing politician?
The article says with support from Netanyahu, so am surprised.


7 posted on 04/08/2012 3:14:31 PM PDT by odds
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To: Eleutheria5

Is this the house where it took 35 years for the Arabs to vacate it?


8 posted on 04/08/2012 3:58:01 PM PDT by B4Ranch (There's Two Choices... Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered ...)
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To: Eleutheria5
Ask Ehud Barak. That’s his excuse.

And Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

9 posted on 04/08/2012 4:28:03 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Eleutheria5
I will also gather all nations,
And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
And I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
They have also divided up My land.
Joel 3:2

Does Ehud Barak fear the Lord?

On a completely different topic, does Machpelah have anything to do with the Cave of the Patriarchs?

10 posted on 04/08/2012 6:13:42 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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Ehud Barak fears something, but it isn’t Hashem.

“On a completely different topic, does Machpelah have anything to do with the Cave of the Patriarchs?”

Right next to it.


11 posted on 04/09/2012 2:44:25 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Ehud Barak fears something, but it isn’t Hashem

Fool!

12 posted on 04/09/2012 6:53:15 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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3 1/2 to 4 millenia ago, the Abraham slept in a tent in the neighborhood.

Needless to say they don't belong there any more, there were no Jews in Hevron for several years after the 1929 massacre, nor from 1948 to 1967. What's 4 millenia compared to 25 or so years of Muslim barbarism.

Forget Europe (started to use a nastier word), but why does the United States support the creation of a "state" which bans Jews?

13 posted on 04/09/2012 5:59:16 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: Eleutheria5

When did they evict them , erev Pesach?

Ehud should rot in hell (in his dress).


14 posted on 04/09/2012 8:13:14 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://tinyurl.com/Hello-Soldier)
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To: SJackson

One guess.


15 posted on 04/09/2012 8:59:54 PM PDT by onedoug
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