IDF razes unauthorized Hazon David synagogue in West Bank

June 4, 2015 17:41

Early Thursday morning the Civil Administration and the IDF demolished the unauthorized synagogue Hazon David synagogue which is located on the outskirts of the Kiryat Arba settlement and the city of of Hebron.

Settlers have prayed at that spot since 2001 after Palestinians killed David HaCohen, 28, of Beitar Illit and Yehezkel Mualem, 49, of Kiryat Arba in back-to-back terrorist attacks.

The IDF has destroyed the synagogue dozens of times, but settlers have persistently rebuilt it either with a tent or a modular structure. The ownership of the land is disputed and the issue is now before the High Court of Justice

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