Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s predecessor, Yamina party head Naftali Bennett, promoted the project and ensured that it received all its authorizations.
January was the last time a stabbing attack was attempted at the Cave of Patriarchs, however prior to that attempt there were several others in prior months.
The PA accused Israel of deliberately infringing on religious freedoms by applying restrictions.
COGAT has informed the Hebron municipality and the PA about the Civil Administration’s intent to push forward with plans for the project.
The YESHA Council and the Hebron Jewish Community joined forces to make sure that the mourner's kaddish is recited for those who have lost their lives during the coronavirus outbreak.
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