MK Uri Ariel (National Union) on Thursday went to visit the home occupied by dozens of settlers near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron overnight Wednesday. "It is clear and beyond all doubt that the house was acquired legally and that it is now a Jewish property in every way," Ariel said.
He went on to call on Defense Minister Ehud Barak to rescue and ensure the safety of the Palestinian man who the settlers say sold them the property. The man is reportedly in Palestinian Authority custody. In the past, Palestinians who knowingly or unwittingly sold property to Israeli Jews have been killed.