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Israeli defense minister OKs new neighborhood in Hebron, will double Jewish population

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he expansion will lead to a continuous Jewish presence from the Cave of the Patriarchs to Hebron’s existing Jewish neighborhood.

By World Israel News Staff

Israel’s new Defense Minister Naftali Bennett ordered a new Jewish neighborhood at the site of an old Jewish marketplace in Hebron on Sunday.

Bennett instructed the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories and the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria to inform the Hebron municipality of the plan, Arutz7 reports.

The new neighborhood will lead to a continuous Jewish presence from the Cave of the Patriarchs, where, according to the Bible, Abraham purchased a burial plot for his wife Sarah, to the Avraham Avinu Jewish neighborhood. It will “double the number of Jewish residents in the city,” Arutz7 reports.

The marketplace has been a focus of dispute and has remained empty even after Israel returned to the area in the Six Day War. The marketplace had belonged to Jews before the 1929 Hebron massacre, in which nearly 70 Jews were killed by Arab residents of the city. The pogrom led to the end of Jewish life in Hebron until 1967.

Prior to the second Knesset election, held on September 17, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Hebron as part of his campaign. “Hebron will never be Judenrein… We are not strangers in Hebron. We will remain here forever,” he said on September 4.

Members of his own Likud party urged him to expand the Jewish presence in the city.

Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, No. 2 on the Likud party list, said “It’s time for sovereignty in Hebron. It’s time for the Jewish community to grow by the thousands in Hebron. It’s time that visiting the Tomb of the Patriarchs will become the easiest and most natural thing to do,’” Edelstein said.

Minister of Sports and Culture Miri Regev of the Likud also called for applying Israeli sovereignty in the city.

Ayelet Shaked, a co-founder of the New Right party, in which Bennett is leader, criticized Netanyahu for not approving a construction plan in the Hebron marketplace. She said “only words. Even wheelchair accessibility to the Tomb of the Patriarchs he didn’t approve.”

In November, 2018, Shaked, then serving as justice minister, announced “a legal breakthrough” in the case of the Jewish market in Hebron, in which she, together with others, including Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, approved an end to the Hebron municipality’s (Arab) control of the market in favor of building a Jewish neighborhood.

Shaked wrote at the time of Netanyahu’s visit, “It is hard to believe and it is difficult to understand that until now the legal route I paved hasn’t yet been realized.”



以色列新任国防部长纳夫塔利·本内特(Naftali Bennett)星期天在希伯伦一个旧犹太市场的地点下令建立一个新的犹太社区。


新的居民区将导致族长不断从犹太人那里进军。根据圣经,亚伯拉罕在那儿为他的妻子萨拉(Sarah)购买了一个墓地,到阿夫拉罕·阿维努(Avraham Avinu)犹太人居住区。 Arutz7报告说,这将“使这座城市的犹太居民人数增加一倍”。


在9月17日举行的第二次以色列议会选举之前,总理本杰明·内塔尼亚胡(Benjamin Netanyahu)访问希布伦,这是他竞选的一部分。 “希伯伦永远不会成为犹太人……我们在希伯伦并不陌生。我们将永远留在这里,”他在9月4日说。


以色列议会发言人利利·德·埃德斯坦(Yuli Edelstein)在利库德派政党名单上排名第二,他说:“现在是希伯伦实现主权的时候了。现在是犹太社区在希伯伦成千上万增长的时候了。现在是时候拜访先祖之墓将成为最简单,最自然的事情了。”

利库德省体育和文化部长米里·雷杰夫(Miri Regev)也呼吁在该市申请以色列主权。

Bennett领导新权利党的联合创始人Ayelet Shaked批评Netanyahu不批准在希伯伦市场的建设计划。她说“只有话。甚至轮椅都通向他不赞成的族长之墓。”

2018年11月,时任司法部长的谢克(Shaked)宣布了对希伯伦犹太人市场的“法律突破”,她与包括以色列总检察长阿维沙伊·曼德尔布里特(Avichai Mandelblit)在内的其他人一起,同意终止希伯伦市政当局(阿拉伯)控制市场,以建立一个犹太人社区。



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