The Defense Ministry reiterated Tuesday its order to Jewish families to evacuate Beit Hamachpela, the disputed Hebron apartment building by 3 p.m.
The statement came amid speculation that the deadline would be delayed. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday night asked the Defense Ministry to delay the voluntary evacuation order to allow the 15 Jewish families that reside there the opportunity to make their legal case.
Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this report
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