Last week, worshipers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron had at least one of their prayers answered. Someone hid 40,000 shekels (approximately $11,000) in 200 shekel bills inside books of Tehillim (Psalms).
‘The entire basis of the regional conflict is based on religion and begins inside the holy books,’ said Professor Bat-sheva Garsiel, to Breaking Israel News. ‘Islam agrees that God gave the Torah to the Jews at Mount Sinai but the details and the differences are what fuel the conflict.’
A group of 15 Jewish families in Hebron took up residence in two buildings situated near the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs (Ma’arat HaMachpela) on Monday night, which they have named Beit Rachel (the House of Rachel) and Beit Leah (the House of Leah).
In a secret ballot held at the World Heritage Committee’s 41st annual summit in Krakow Poland, on Friday, UNESCO voted twelve to three in favor declaring the Holy City of Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs Palestinian world heritage sites.
Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely, spoke with foreign ambassadors in Jerusalem this week about the upcoming UNESCO vote on World Heritage Sites in Danger, which intends to wrest Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs away from Israel.
A Palestinian woman pulled a knife and ran at an IDF soldier stationed at the Cave of the Patriarchs Saturday afternoon, but changed direction, running toward a playground full of children, after the soldier pointed his weapon at her.