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  • MK Kalfa: Hevron Residents Have Rights Too

    09/30/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/9/14
    The Finance Committee deliberated on Tuesday the transfer of funds to various government offices and authorities. As the debate began, tensions ran high when MK Stav Shafir expressed opposition to the transfer of two million shekels to a local committee in Hevron. MK Zvulun Kalfa responded...saying that “The budget for the settlement of the Israeli population in Hevron should not appear as a separate transfer, but rather as part of the State’s budget, just like all of the other authorities. The time has come for us to internalize that Jewish settlement is just like any other. The residents pay taxes...
  • Conflicting Stories over ‘Assault’ of Journalist in Hevron (Israel)

    05/21/2014 11:24:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/2014, 4:18 PM | Ari Soffer
    A photographer who claimed to have been assaulted by Jews celebrating Lag Ba’Omer in Hevron has responded to allegations that the incident was fabricated, insisting that he was indeed attacked as he tried to film the event. Emil Salman, who was covering the celebrations in the ancient Judean city on Saturday night, along with veteran Haaretz journalist Amira Hass, told Arutz Sheva the incident lasted “for about 40 seconds”, and began when he tried to approach the Jews’ traditional Lag Ba’Omer bonfire. […] Surprisingly, he said he hadn’t suffered any injuries in the attack, apart from a “pain in the...
  • Jewish Extremists Have Gone Too Far

    05/20/2014 12:20:52 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Shea ^ | 19/5/14 | Ari Soffer
    Jewish extremists have gone too far, and it's time to put a stop to them once and for all. Their attacks have become an epidemic, from the north to the south of Israel - and here are just four shocking illustrations from this month alone. Last week, a mob of Jewish youths attacked a group of 11- and 12-year-old schoolgirls, hurling firebombs at their bus near Hevron, in an attack which only failed to cause death or serious injury because attacks against Arabs in the area are so frequent they almost all reinforce their vehicles against rocks and firebombs as...
  • Hevron Arabs Kick Out Leftist Activists near Peace House (Israel)

    04/02/2014 7:09:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 4/2/2014, 1:14 PM | Iddo Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar
    Roughly 20 extreme-left activists and Arab protesters arrived at Hevron in Judea this week, but their plans to spark a confrontation with Jewish residents of the “Peace House” and IDF soldiers were upset, as local Arab residents kicked them out of the city. The activists had arrived with cameras and the flags of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), hoping to spark clashes with Jews in Peace House, the Hevron building that in early March finally was recognized by the Supreme Court as having been duly purchased by its Jewish owners, after a six-year-long trial and a ten-year-long struggle. To the...
  • Alert Soldiers Thwart Stabbing in Hevron

    06/09/2013 2:37:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/13 | Maayana Miskin
    Alert Border Police officers thwarted an attempted terrorist attack at the Tomb of the Patriarchs (Ma'arat Hamachpelah) in Hevron on Saturday night. At 2 a.m. an 18-year-old Arab youth from the Abu Sneineh neighborhood of Hevron approached a security checkpoint outside the tomb brandishing a large kitchen knife and screaming. The two men stationed at the checkpoint immediately took action, adhering to the standard procedure for arresting suspected terrorists, which includes firing warning shots. The knife-wielding man was arrested and taken to a local police station. “As soon as they aimed their guns at him, he stopped immediately,” a Border...
  • Arabs Cause Destruction in Hevron Fields

    06/09/2013 2:23:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/13 | Gil Ronen
    Arabs are the culprits behind the destruction Saturday of agricultural fields operated by the Jews of Hevron, say the local Jews. According to a resident of Hevron, Haim Bleicher, some of the Jews discovered the destruction, which included the uprooting of saplings, during their Sabbath family outings. The plot is part of a larger parcel of land that belonged to Jews until 1929, when local Arabs went on an infamous murderous rampage that drove the Jews out. After Hevron was liberated in 1967, some parts of the parcel were handed over to Jews, while others remain in Arab hands. Last...
  • IDF Arrests Five Hamas Leaders in Hevron

    03/27/2013 5:00:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/3/13
    The Israeli army arrested six Hamas leaders in Hebron on Wednesday morning, an IDF spokesman confirmed. An IDF spokesman told the AFP news agency that, "six people were arrested and taken for security questioning," but gave no further details. The detainees were identified as Muhammad Natsha, Abdul-Khaliq Hasan Natsha, Muhammad Tahsin Shawar, Amjad Hamouri and Jawad Muhammad al-Jaabari. Muhammad Natsha, a top Hamas official, previously spent six months in Israeli custody, but was later released without being charged. Meanwhile, the army on Wednesday released Nayef al-Rujub, another top Hamas leader, ...
  • Knesset Member: Bring Obama to Hevron

    02/26/2013 2:32:04 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 5 replies
    In her first speech as a Knesset member Tuesday, MK Orit Strook (Jewish Home) insisted that U.S. President Barack H. Obama be brought to Hevron when he visits Israel next month. Only then, Strook said, would Obama be able to appreciate what the Land of Israel means to the Jewish people. "It would be a good idea to take President Obama not just to Mount Herzl and Yad Vashem, but also - actually, mainly - to the Machpelah Cave in Hevron," Strook said. "We would explain to him that the Land of Israel is not just a refuge for Holocaust...
  • Unlikely Alliance in Hevron's 'War of Graffiti' Jewish and Arab residents of Hevron

    02/06/2013 3:28:03 PM PST · by Nachum
    inn ^ | 2/6/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    In a joint effort and rare demonstration of unity, Jewish and Arab residents of Hevron are beginning to repaint the city walls that have been desecrated and profaned with derogatory graffiti for over a decade. Jewish residents, Israeli police and local Arabs are coming together in this highly contentious area in an effort to restore and repair the city to its undefiled state, before anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim graffiti came to be one of its most notable traits, Israel’s Hebrew daily Maariv reported. Following the barrage of Arab attacks in 2001, which reached its peak when an Arab sniper killed 10-month-old...
  • Op-Ed: Netanyahu, Here's the Real Story of Beit Ezra in Hevron

    12/18/2012 3:42:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/12 | David Wilder
    Following the Six-Day War in 1967, past residents of the Old City in Jerusalem who had been expelled during the War of Independence in 1948 asked for, and were granted a meeting with then Defense Minister Moshe Dayan. They requested permission to return to their homes and property in the Old City, confiscated and occupied by Jordan. Dayan consented, and, as a result, Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter today flourishes. Simultaneously, past Hevron inhabitants, Jews who had been expelled in 1929, and again in 1936, requested a similar meeting with Dayan, in order to return to their homes in the recently liberated...
  • Hevron Jews: Government Surrendered to Leftist Lawyers

    12/17/2012 5:20:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/12
    The Jewish community of Hevron reacted, Monday, to the government's statement that it will evict the Jews of Beit Ezra by April 24th by saying, "It is very unfortunate that the government is surrendering, once again, to leftist bodies in the State Attorney's Office...." A community statement said the state was "...again adopting the position of Peace Now and again evicting Jews from a Jewish house in Hevron, while continuing to drag its heels regarding carrying out a reasonable and correct verdict of the appeals ...."
  • Hevron Jews On Edge over New Expulsion Threat

    12/08/2012 2:38:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Jews in Hevron are facing the prospect of another expulsion after the State Prosecution adopted a former senior prosecutor’s opinion in favor of evicting Israeli Jews from Beit Ezra. Beit Ezra is a Jewish owned building in Hevron that was abandoned in 1947 when Jews were forced from the city, but was restored to Jewish ownership following the 1967 Six Day War. A court has issued a verdict favorable to the Jewish families living in the property, but the families’ rights to the building have been challenged by a Peace Now lawsuit calling for their eviction. .....
  • Anger in Hevron Region over Sabbath Demolition

    08/04/2012 1:47:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/8/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Border police evicted Jews from the Mitzpeh Avichai outpost in the Hevron region on Saturday, residents of the area report. The outpost has been destroyed and rebuilt dozens of times. Homes have sometimes been destroyed in the middle of the night, and on at least one occasion, residents say, an Arab demolition crew stole valuables. However, they said Saturday night, never before have police carried out a demolition on the Sabbath. Resident Aryeh Davis accused the police of “adding insult to injury.” Davis, who has previously spoken to Arutz Sheva, said, “It’s not enough to destroy the land of Israel,...
  • 'Lebanese-Style' Terror Ambush Near Hevron

    04/22/2012 9:05:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 4/22/12 | Gil Ronen
    Two Jewish civilians were targeted by a sophisticated Arab roadside bomb Wednesday night near Hevron but escaped unhurt miraculously. The serious incident was hardly reported at all in the press, which was busy counting the number of blows dealt to anarchists who tried to block a major thoroughfare. Chaim Siton, a resident of Avigail in southern Mount Hevron, was driving home with a friend on the dark and largely deserted road, when he saw a piece of black fabric waving in the wind and thought it was a dog running toward the road. He braked slightly. This action may have...
  • Hevron: Relatives of Released Murderer 'Attacked Jewish Girl'

    11/19/2011 10:56:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/11 | Gil Ronen
    Arabs who work in the Hevron store owned by the family of Hani Jaber, a terrorist murderer released in the Shalit deal, attacked a young Jewish woman Saturday. In response, Jews threw rocks at the store and at Arabs. Jaber was one of three Arabs who ambushed a Jewish yeshiva student aged 22, Erez Shmuel, in 1993. They attacked him with knives in a Hevron alleyway that is now known as Simtat Erez in his memory. Nationalists in Hevron told Arutz Sheva that Jews gathered near the store during the Sabbath after the girl was attacked. At a certain point,...
  • Hevron Jews: Terrorists Not Safe Here

    10/26/2011 1:29:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/10/11
    Terrorists released in exchange for Gilad Shalit will not be safe on the streets of Hevron, local Jews warned Wednesday. In particular danger, they said, is terrorist Hani Rasami Jabar, a convicted murderer released into Hevron itself, who plans to resume work at his family’s business in the city. Jabar murdered yeshiva student Erez Shmuel in the 1990s. Signs have already appeared in Hevron in Hebrew and Arabic seeking Jabar’s death. A sign in Hebrew carries the warning, “You could be the next one murdered!... If you don’t murder [Jabar] he will murder you,” while a sign in Arabic calls...
  • Army Makes Arrests in Jewish Hevron

    08/09/2011 2:42:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/8/11
    The army and police arrested several Jewish worshipers on Tuesday evening after they broke through a barrier in order to pray at the tomb of Biblical leader Otniel Ben Kenaz. Worshipers said they broke through in protest when it became clear that the army did not intend to respect their right to pray at the site. The IDF usually allows prayers at the tomb on Tisha B'Av. However, this year Jews were barred from the grave due to the Ramadan holiday.
  • Stabbing Attack Thwarted in Hevron

    08/08/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/11
    A knife-weilding Arab on Monday approached a border police station near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron and advanced on the officers there. The officers confronted the terrorist at gunpoint and began "standard procedures" to safely arrest the man, who was appaerently so alarmed by the forcefulness of the response that he surrendered without incident. Officers disarmed the man, arrested him, and handed him over the Palestinian Authority security forces for questioning. During his initial interrogation by Israeli authorities the terrorist admitted that it was his aim to "stab soldiers."
  • 25,000 in Hevron for the Sabbath

    10/30/2010 2:22:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz 7 ^ | 30/10/10 | Hillel Fendel
    "Hevron Sabbath" has ended, and the 25,000 visitors and guests are making their way home after spending Shabbat in the City of the Patriarchs. The annual event attracts guests even from abroad. Among those who took part this year were Rabbi Chaim Druckman, Tzfat's Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, and MKs Uri Ariel, Ze'ev Elkin, Tzipi Hotobeli, and Gila Gamliel. The event is held each year on the Sabbath of Parashat Chaye Sarah (Genesis 24 and 25), when the story of the Patriarch Abraham's purchase of the Machpelah Field and Cave is recounted. ..... This year's "Hevron Sabbath" was marked, for...
  • Arabs against Arabs: Hevron Stores Burned for Dealing with Jews

    05/30/2010 12:10:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 237+ views
    inn ^ | 5/30/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The anti-Israel boycott by the Palestinian Authority took on wider dimensions Friday night when Arabs burned two Arab stores for allegedly doing business with Jews. The stores are located on “Zion Way," the route connecting Kiryat Arba with the area of the Patriarchs Cave in Hevron. The incident is another sign that the PA boycott has fostered increasingly belligerent anti-Israel sentiment. The boycott began several months ago with the confiscation in Samaria of thousands of dollars of cosmetics produced at a kibbutz near the Dead Sea in the Jordan Valley.
  • Peace Now vs. Hevron Settlers

    01/20/2009 10:24:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 161+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1/20/09 | Hillel Fendel The latest episode of Tuesday Night Live in Jerusalem (TNL) contrasts Hevron's Jews with members of radical left-wing Peace Now. TNL, a live, monthly pro-Torah English TV broadcast well into its second six-month season on Israel National News TV, is co-hosted by Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel, with the help of special guests and Jewish music bands, who together celebrate the beauty of Torah and Judaism in the State of Israel in Holy Land. The current Episode 25 features on-the-street interviews with Peace Now members at a "peace" rally, juxtaposed with similar interviews with Jews living in Hevron. While...
  • Arabs and Soldiers attack Jews in Hevron over the Sabbath

    12/01/2008 8:27:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 356+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 12-1-08 | Yehudah Lev Kay
    Palestinian Authority Arabs repeatedly attacked Jews on their way to and from the Peace House in Hevron on Saturday. According to a report published on the Hevron Jewish Community website, eyewitnesses reported that IDF soldiers did little to prevent the Arabs from attacking. Four Jewish youths were injured by rock throwing. In addition, a Border Police officer reportedly threw a Jewish woman to the ground several times and beat her. The woman in question, Ateret Levinger, is the wife of the head of the Kiryat Arba Regional Council. She described, in an interview, how she attempted to go from the...
  • Olmert, 1994: Jerusalem, Hevron Under Full Israeli Sovereignty!

    11/25/2007 7:00:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 124+ views
    Arutz7 ^ | November 26, '07 | Hillel Fendel
    ( In honor of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's participation in the Annapolis summit, the Hevron Jewish Community has released a video of a speech Olmert gave at a gathering for Hevron 13 years ago. Olmert spoke then, just a year after the signing of the Oslo Agreement, of the need to stand together against those who offer to give away parts of the Land of Israel, "because those who say now that we should give away some parts and keep others, will in the end give away the others as well." Olmert apparently plans to promise to give away parts...
  • Olmert Plans to Evict Hevron Jews, Community Defiant

    11/22/2007 8:09:27 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 6 replies · 128+ views
    Arutz sheva ^ | 11/23/07, 5:18 AM | Ezra HaLevi
    Published: 11/23/07, 5:18 AM Olmert Plans to Evict Hevron Jews, Community Defiant by Ezra HaLevi ( Senior PA officials say they have been guaranteed by PM Ehud Olmert that Jews will be evicted from Hevron’s Beit HaShalom. Residents and supporters are defiant. WorldNetDaily’s Aaron Klein reported Thursday that a senior PA negotiator says he was told by Olmert's office that Beit HaShalom is on the top of the list of pending evictions to be approved at the upcoming Annapolis summit, along with several hilltop communities classified as outposts. However, leaders and supporters of Hevron’s Jewish Community declared last Sunday at...
  • Hevron's Jews: Gov't Must Return Jewish Property

    08/30/2007 12:48:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 201+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Aug 30, 2007 | Hillel Fendel
    ( The Hevron Jewish Community has released a sharp, detailed report accusing the Israeli Government of breach of trust, abuse, and hostility towards the Jewish owners of Arab-stolen property in the City of the Patriarchs. Entitled "The State of Israel's Management of the Stolen Jewish Property in Hevron," the report was issued this month in honor of the 78th anniversary of the Hevron massacre. In August 1929, Arabs brutally murdered 67 of their Jewish neighbors in their homes and in the local yeshiva. The Jewish survivors were then removed from Hevron, leaving behind their homes and land to be stolen...
  • Drafur and Hebron, 78th anniversary of the 1929 on Jews by [racist] Arabs

    08/15/2007 12:19:02 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 9 replies · 914+ views ^ | August 9, 2007
    Hebron And Darfur Aug 9, 2007 Yesterday, Hebron marked the 78th anniversary of the 1929 riots and massacre during which 67 Jews were slaughtered and more than 70 injured. ...
  • ZOA Criticizes Hevron Expulsion

    08/09/2007 1:23:42 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 5 replies · 169+ views ^ | 22:34 PM 25 Av 5767, August 9, '07
    22:34 PM 25 Av 5767, August 9, '07 ZOA Criticizes Hevron Expulsion ( The Zionist Organization of America has issued a statement criticizing the expulsion of two Jewish families from their homes in Hevron earlier in the week. ZOA President Morton Klein explained that the expulsion was a misuse of IDF resources, and sent the mistaken message that Jews do not belong in Hevron. Klein pointed out that while the IDF used 3,000 soldiers to expel two families from their homes, rockets were falling on Sderot. Klein said that the ZOA does not like to publicly disagree with the Israeli...
  • More Eviction Notices in Hevron

    08/09/2007 5:59:37 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 1 replies · 163+ views ^ | 08/09/07, 10:11 AM | Ezra HaLevi
    Published: 08/09/07, 10:11 AM More Eviction Notices in Hevron by Ezra HaLevi ( On the heels of the forced eviction of two Jewish families from Hevron’s Shalhevet neighborhood – four more Hevron families living in the area have received eviction notices. In response to a petition by Peace Now, Israel’s Civil Administration has issued expulsion orders against four Jewish-held storefronts in the “triangle” marketplace area of the city, located in close proximity to the area where two Jewish families were expelled by the IDF on Tuesday. Like the wholesale market, the triangle marketplace was built by Hevron’s Arabs on top...
  • Third of Israelis Support Soldiers' Refusal

    08/09/2007 5:52:03 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 4 replies · 161+ views ^ | 08/09/07, 2:09 PM | Ezra HaLevi
    Published: 08/09/07, 2:09 PM Third of Israelis Support Soldiers' Refusal by Ezra HaLevi ( A third of Israelis and a majority of Likud voters support IDF soldiers refusing to obey orders to evict Jews from their homes and withdraw from parts of the Land of Israel. Earlier this week, dozens of soldiers of the Duchifat Battalion refused to take part in the expulsion of two Jewish families from the marketplace in Hevron. According to a poll carried out by the Dialog Polling Agency for Haaretz newspaper, 30% of the Jewish public in Israel support IDF soldiers refusing any orders related...
  • IDF Eviction Refusal More Widespread Than Reported

    08/09/2007 5:48:32 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 2 replies · 145+ views ^ | 08/09/07, 2:11 PM | Ezra HaLevi
    Published: 08/09/07, 2:11 PM IDF Eviction Refusal More Widespread Than Reported by Ezra HaLevi ( The bus driver of the Duchifat Battalion soldiers who were sent to Hevron after some of their comrades refused told the story of the group’s growing ire at the situation. The unreported story emerged Wednesday of the fate of the rest of the Duchifat Brigade who did not refuse orders and boarded the bus to Hevron to provide security for the eviction. The bus, having been blocked by parents and activists both in the Jordan Valley and in Gush Etzion, was once again blocked by...
  • What Constitutes an Illegal Order? (IDF/Hevron)

    08/08/2007 6:47:49 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 2 replies · 198+ views ^ | 08/08/07, 9:40 AM | Ezra HaLevi
    Published: 08/08/07, 9:40 AM What Constitutes an Illegal Order? by Ezra HaLevi ( Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, the head of the hesder yeshiva in Elon Moreh, called Tuesday for a public discussion of what constitutes an illegal, and therefore refusable, order. “Everyone agrees that refusing orders is an awful thing,” he said, “and everyone agrees that there are certain orders that a soldier is required to refuse. The question is where to draw the line.” The rabbi argues that the whole debate over whether or not to refuse orders is superfluous, as the classification of an immoral order is taught to...
  • Insubordination has no place in IDF, Barak says

    08/07/2007 12:38:22 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 18 replies · 408+ views
    ynet ^ | 08.07.07, 17:01 | Anat Bereshkovsky
    Insubordination has no place in IDF, Barak says Defense minister condemns soldiers for refusing to follow orders to evacuate Hebron families, says 'any act of refusal does not belong in army like ours' Published: / Israel News Defense Minister Ehud Barak strongly condemned the growing phenomenon of insubordination in the army, in a speech to soldiers on Tuesday, a day after over a dozen members of the Duchifat Battalion were sentenced to a month in jail for refusing to take part in the evacuation of Hebron families. Monday morning, 10 soldiers and two commanders from the battalion announced their refusal...
  • Police may press charges against Bar Ilan professor

    08/07/2007 12:34:08 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 292+ views
    ynet ^ | 08.07.07, 18:58 | Efrat Weiss
    Police may press charges against Bar Ilan professor Prof Hillel Weiss was heard cursing Hebron brigade commander, wishing him dead, following evacuation of Jewish settlers from two residences in city's marketplace Efrat Weiss Published: 08.07.07, 18:58 / Israel News The Judea and Samaria district police announced Tuesday it was considering investigating and possibly filing criminal charges against Hillel Weiss, a professor at Bar Ilan University Faculty of Jewish Studies and Orot Israel College. Weiss, who was protesing when IDF forces evicted settlers from two residences in the West Bank city of Hebron Tuesday morning, was heard cursing IDF Hebron brigade...
  • Government Forces Complete Expulsion of Hevron Families

    08/07/2007 5:24:58 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 19 replies · 292+ views ^ | 08/07/07, 12:43 AM | Hana Levi Julian
    Published: 08/07/07, 7:28 AM / Last Update: 08/07/07, 12:43 AM Government Forces Complete Expulsion of Hevron Families by Hana Levi Julian ( The expulsion of two families from their homes in the Shalhevet neighborhood, built on the site of the former Hevron marketplace, was completed late Tuesday morning. Three thousand Border Guard officers, Yassam special forces and IDF soldiers forcibly evicted the families as well as hundreds of their supporters in an operation that began in the wee hours. Three young protestors were the last holdouts in a cement bunker which was eventually breached by an IDF Search and Rescue...
  • Hevron Jews Await Expulsion Forces

    08/06/2007 2:50:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 174+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 08/06/07 | Hana Levi Julian
    ( Families are going about their daily affairs. Children play outside their homes, with crayons and coloring books, in what was for centuries a graceful Jewish Quarter in the holy city of Hevron. A long-skirted woman, hair covered with a scarf, is washing the floor of her home. You’d never know that 3,000 police officers, soldiers and Yassam SWAT teams are waiting for the word to pour into the area in hundreds of buses – to evict two families, and an undetermined number of supporters who plan to stand together with them. The plan is reminiscent of the 2005 Disengagement...
  • Elite IDF Soldiers Refuse Hevron Expulsion Orders, Face Trial

    08/06/2007 6:33:43 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 32 replies · 507+ views ^ | 22 Av 5767, August 6, '07 | Hana Levi Julian
    22 Av 5767, August 6, '07 Published: 08/06/07, 10:59 AM / Last Update: 08/06/07, 12:05 PM Elite IDF Soldiers Refuse Hevron Expulsion Orders, Face Trial by Hana Levi Julian ( IDF Central Commander Maj.-Gen. Gadi Shamni removed two unit commanders and 10 other soldiers from their positions in the elite Duchifat unit on Monday after they refused to participate in the expulsion of two Jewish families from their homes in the former Hevron marketplace. Shamni said the soldiers will face a disciplinary trial for their actions. "This is a phenomenon that endangers the very base the IDF stands on," he...
  • Hevron Jews Await Expulsion Forces

    08/06/2007 6:30:49 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 5 replies · 220+ views ^ | 22 Av 5767, August 6, '07 | Hana Levi Julian
    22 Av 5767, August 6, '07 Published: 08/06/07, 4:01 PM Hevron Jews Await Expulsion Forces by Hana Levi Julian ( Families are going about their daily affairs. Children play outside their homes, with crayons and coloring books, in what was for centuries a graceful Jewish Quarter in the holy city of Hevron. A long-skirted woman, hair covered with a scarf, is washing the floor of her home. You’d never know that 3,000 police officers, soldiers and Yassam SWAT teams are waiting for the word to pour into the area in hundreds of buses – to evict two families, and an...
  • Expulsion from Hevron? [More 'Israeli Arabs first class citizens' above Israeli Jews]

    03/21/2007 2:35:08 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 304+ views
    Israelnationalnews ^ | March, 2007 Expulsion from 'Peace House' in Hevron? The extreme-left group Peace Now has been pressuring Peretz to expel the Jewish families, claiming that Jews should need special government permission to buy Arab houses. The group has made no similar request requiring special permission for Arabs to buy Jewish homes.
  • Gov´t Allows Arabs To Squat on Jewish Farmland (more Arabs in Israel first class over Jews)

    01/07/2007 3:27:13 PM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 491+ views
    Arutz7 ^ | Jan 07, '07
    Gov´t Allows Arabs To Squat on Jewish Farmland 22:19 Jan 07, '07 / 17 Tevet 5767 ( The Civil Lands Administration has allowed Arabs from Yatta, near Hevron, to squat on land 10 miles away that has been farmed by Jews for 10 years. Nearby residents of Beit Yatir, in the southern Hevron Hills, protested on the property Friday, claiming that the presence of the Arabs presents a danger to the area. "Their tractors are unlicensed and they drive them on the roads at night without lights," said a Yatir spokesman. Army officers who arrived on the scene confirmed...
  • Hevron Issues Call to Public: Come to Fight Injustice!

    05/06/2006 8:40:00 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 8 replies · 228+ views ^ | 23:04 May 06, '06 / 8 Iyar 5766 | Ezra HaLevi
    Hevron Issues Call to Public: Come to Fight Injustice! 23:04 May 06, '06 / 8 Iyar 5766 by Ezra HaLevi The Hevron Jewish community is calling upon the public to come to the city to protest the government's intention to forcibly remove residents from a building prior to a court hearing on the matter. Hevron's Beit Shapira has been isolated by the police and the forced eviction of its Jewish residents will probably begin Sunday morning, community members say. They are calling upon loyalist of the Land of Israel and Jewish property rights to make their way to Hevron. Mid-day...
  • Army and Police Declare Hevron Building "Closed Military Zone"

    05/05/2006 6:35:33 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 4 replies · 174+ views ^ | 16:06 May 05, '06 / 7 Iyar 5766 | Ezra HaLevi
    Army and Police Declare Hevron Building "Closed Military Zone" 16:06 May 05, '06 / 7 Iyar 5766 by Ezra HaLevi Jewish families in their newly-bought building refuse to give in despite their impending eviction. The looming clash has been delayed until Sunday, but the army has already surrounded the building. The Supreme Court ruled that the army and police are permitted to evict three Jewish families from a building they bought in Hevron on Sunday, even though it will be one day past the 30-day deadline that usually restricts such evictions. The families moved in one month ago. Black-uniformed army...
  • Police Chief Not Ruling Out Live Fire in Hevron

    01/21/2006 7:45:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 267+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 13 Jan 22, '06 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    Police Chief Moshe Karadi refused to rule out the use of live fire in the confrontation over the eviction of the residents of Hevron's Shalhevet neighborhood. "No more mixed messages," he said. Interviewed on Israel's Channel 2 television Saturday, Police Chief Karadi said, "The eviction will be carried out in any event - calmly or by force." When asked if the police was prepared to use live weapons fire during the evictions, Karadi replied: "I hope not, but as the person responsible for professional operations, I cannot afford to rule out that assumption. From now on, there will be no...
  • PM Sharon: Jews Will Continue to Live and Pray in Hevron

    03/07/2005 2:29:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies · 674+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 07, '05 | staff
    ( Prime Minister Ariel Sharon responded this afternoon to the attack near Hevron's Cave of the Patriarchs. Sharon said that Jews will continue to live in Hevron and pray at the Tomb of the Patriarchs. He said the attack was "an attempt to harm Jewish freedom of worship" and that he would stand by every person's right to pray there. He also said that the attack only strengthened Israel's insistence that the PA fight terrorism. The Prime Minister made the statements at the beginning of a Likud faction meeting.
  • IDF to isolate Hebron following attacks

    08/31/2004 11:14:51 PM PDT · by yonif · 4 replies · 257+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 1, 2004 | MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
    Hebron is under siege and IDF is operating in the city against the Hamas. Soldiers destroyed the home of Abdel Awef Kawasmeh Wednesday morning, Israel Radio reported. Kawasmeh was one of the two suicide bombers who on Tuesday blew up two busses in Beersheba, killing 16 and wounding scores more. Iwat Kawasmeh – the head of the military faction of the Hamas – is believed to have dispatched the two suicide bombers. Security officials said Wednesday morning that Syria, where the Hamas headquarters are located, is connected to the attack. The IDF also arrested 19 Palestinians in the Hebron, Bethlehem...
  • Update on Hevron area Shooting Victims - Terror Attack in Israel

    04/25/2004 11:41:48 AM PDT · by yonif · 11 replies · 129+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 21:25 Apr 25, '04 / 4 Iyar 5764
    ( According to a Magen David Adom EMS report, four persons have been wounded by terrorist gunfire and are being treated at the Tarkumiya Checkpoint in the Hevron Hills area. One sustained a head injury and is listed in critical condition. A second was hit in the abdomen and is listed in moderate-to-serious condition and two others appear in light condition.
  • Terrorist Commander Apprehended in the Hevron District

    11/20/2003 6:53:16 PM PST · by yonif · 7 replies · 164+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 14:18 Nov 20, '03 / 25 Cheshvan 5764
    ( IDF troops this morning apprehended Fatah al-Aqsa Brigade commander Nabil Abu-Kabaita in Yatah, in the Hevron district. He was reported hiding in a well at the time of his arrest.
  • Controlled Blast Fails to Level (Hamas) Terror Den in Hevron

    09/09/2003 9:49:23 AM PDT · by anotherview · 6 replies · 208+ views ^ | 9 September 2003
    Controlled Blast Fails to Level Terror Den in Hevron 19:11 Sep 09, '03 / 12 Elul 5763 ( A controlled blast targeting the eight-story terror den in Hevron failed to topple the building. Soldiers are still operating on the scene.
  • IDF Withdraws From Most Of Hevron

    07/06/2003 11:32:52 AM PDT · by yonif · 7 replies · 229+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 20:43 Jul. 06, '03 / 6 Tammuz 5763
    The Hevron Jewish Community leadership reports that without fanfare, all Israeli military forces withdrew from 80% of Hevron last week. Israeli troops remain stationed in and around the Jewish neighborhoods, as well as in the Abu Sneineh and Haret a-Sheikh hills surrounding Hevron's Jewish community. Most of Hevron, known as H-1, was originally abandoned to the PA over six years ago by the Netanyahu government, under what became known as the "Hevron Accords." Israeli forces were restationed in all of Hevron last spring, following the Passover massacre at the Park Hotel in Netanya in which 30 people were massacred. The...
  • Preliminary: Hevron Area Hamas Commander Killed By Security Forces

    06/21/2003 1:03:50 PM PDT · by yonif · 8 replies · 209+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 22:36 Jun. 21, '03 / 21 Sivan 5763
    ( Reliable but yet unconfirmed sources are reporting that Israeli commandos operating in the Hevron area killed the area Hamas commander Abdullah Kuwasme. Kuwasme is responsible for dispatching homicide bombers to several attacks, including, ** The 14 bus in Jerusalem earlier this month that claimed 17 lives and left over 100 injured, ** The 18 May French Hill homicide bombing attack on board a number 6 bus. 7 persons were murdered and about 20 injured. The limited unconfirmed information indicates the elite unit tried to take him into custody and he was shot and killed while attempting to flee.
  • Between Hevron And Kiryat Arba

    12/22/2002 4:06:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 236+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Dec. 22, 2002 | staff
    The IDF built a small outpost today on Worshipers' Path between Kiryat Arba and Hevron. Situated on the site from which was removed the short-lived Hevron Heroes neighborhood last week, it will be permanently manned by a number of soldiers. Several dozen Peace Now protestors demonstrated against the Jewish construction in the area today. Twelve soldiers and civilian volunteers were killed nearby in a terrorist ambush last month, and two more soldiers were murderously gunned down in the same area last week ten days ago. A watchtower is already up, and bulldozers are currently preparing the ground for permanent structures....