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(photo credit: David Wilder, the Jewish Community of Hebron)
Settlers threw stones at the home of a Palestinian prisoner released as part of
the deal to free kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, Army Radio quoted
Palestinian sources as saying Saturday.
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Saturday marked “Shabbat Hebron,”
in which Israelis visit the West Bank city for the reading of the Torah portion
of Hayei Sarah.
Police and IDF soldiers were forced to separate dozens of
Israelis and Palestinians in Hebron to prevent a potential violent encounter
between the two groups.
One Jewish woman and one Palestinian were
detained during the incident.
Police and IDF soldiers were continuing to
maintain a presence in the area to prevent further disturbances.
Danon (Likud) gave an address as part of the festivities in the city on
“The Jewish settlement in Hebron is one of the pillars of
Jewish settlement in the State of Israel,” Danon stated.
camp’s latest round of legislation will ensure the continuation of Jewish
settlement in Hebron and in Judea and Samaria, and will prevent the Left from
attempting to thwart widespread Zionist action.”
Danon added that
“Shabbat Hebron,” in which the biblical Abraham’s purchase of the Cave of the
Patriarchs is recounted, is proof of Israel’s historical claim to
The Likud MK was joined in Hebron on Saturday by Public Diplomacy
and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein, Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman and
Coalition chairman Ze’ev Elkin.