Hebronites threaten to sue Peace Now for slander

The leaders of the Hebron Jewish community sent a letter on Wednesday night to left-wing activist group Peace Now, demanding that they take back their claims that a group of settlers broke into a house in one of the city's Palestinian neighborhoods. According to a report on Army Radio, members of the community demanded that Peace Now apologize for the accusations, and declared that if the organization did not retract its statements, they would sue for slander. A large group of Hebron yeshiva students moved into the house earlier in the week, saying they had bought the house from its Palestinian owner, and produced documents to prove it. The former owner, however, claimed he had never sold the house. Police were still investigating the incident.