This Shabbat, the 1,000 Jewish residents of Hebron will host 25,000 of their brethren who are coming to hear the reading of the portion of the Torah dealing with Abraham’s purchase of the Machpelah Cave as a burial place for Sarah.
In a strange twist, the Israeli Supreme Court kicked Jews out of a house they claim they purchased in Hebron, while the Palestinian Authority (PA) has no doubts: the Arab who sold the house to the Jews is being charged with selling the house to Jews, a crime punishable by death.
A 12-year old Jewish boy was bathing in Abraham’s Well located in the Jewish enclave of Hebron, when an Arab ran up to the small pool threw a large stone, wounding the boy in the head. The attack which took place while the boy was swimming with two friends, was captured on video.
A group of Jews walking back from Friday evening prayers in Hebron were attacked by stone throwing Arabs, and after two young men were injured, the young men in the group responded, creating an outcry in the Arab media that the Jews had gone on a rampage.
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.