Naftali Bennett: 'Every person, irrespective of whether or not they are disabled, should have the opportunity to visit the tomb, which is an important Jewish heritage site'
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with visiting Republican congressmen Mike Johnson of Louisiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio.
Israel Border police have heightened security near the Tomb of the Patriarchs.
MK Gabi Ashkenazi (Blue and White) said that upgrades are “humanitarian” and not “political”
An estimated 40,000-50,000 Jews converged on the small Jewish neighborhood in Hebron
Tensions in the region have risen dramatically since Defense Minister Naftali Bennett announced the funding of a new Jewish neighborhood in Hebron.
The Fajr prayers, the first ones of the day before sunrise, are being held to protest 'Israeli judaization schemes' at religious sites in the West Bank, including the Temple Mount.
According to reports, the teenager concealed a knife underneath his shirt and mimicked the behavior of someone mentally handicapped.
Festivities over Shabbat were centered around the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, the large edifice built atop the cave by King Herod over 2,000 years ago.
Security forces worked for the past few weeks in order to secure the area for the events this weekend.