The families that were evacuated Wednesday from the contested Hebron home Beit Hamachpela set up a protest tent in a parking lot opposite the apartment building on Thursday. They said they would remain there until Defense Minister Ehud Barak approves the home.
Israeli security services evacuated the settlers from the apartment building, because they did not have the necessary permits from the civil administration to move into the structure and submitted all the paperwork for that authorization only on Tuesday.
The attorney of the families said that his client had feared that Arab employees in the Civil Administration would tell the PA of the sale if they sought a permit.
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