Tag Archive for Cave of the Patriarchs

Israel Police “neutralize” Palestinian terrorist at Cave of the Patriarchs

The female Palestinian terrorist was shot while approaching Israel Border Police officers with her knife drawn, attempting to stab a police officer as they were securing Judaism’s oldest holy site; the terrorist’s condition is described as critical.
– Their quick response prevented injuries among the Police officers.

By Ynet


Israeli security thwarted a suspected terror attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday when a Palestinian woman attempted to stab Border Policemen stationed in the area.

The female suspect, believed to be in her 30s, has been “neutralized,” according to the police, and her condition is described as critical. Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist shot dead during knife attack in Hevron

Israeli security forces respond quickly Tuesday morning, neutralizing a knife wielding Arab terrorist during a stabbing attack on the IDF soldiers standing guard in Hevron.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


An Arab terrorist was shot and killed Tuesday during a failed stabbing attempt in the city of Hevron, south of Jerusalem.

The incident occurred Tuesday just after noon at an IDF position just outside of Hevron when a Palestinian Arab terrorist armed with a knife attempted to stab several Israeli soldiers.

Border Guard Policman guards the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron – Photo: WIikipedia Commons

The soldiers quickly spotted the terrorist as he approached them with the knife, and opened fire, killing him. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Fatah/Palestinian gangster tells Israel Border Police officer, ‘Go to hell’

Watch Senior PLO/Fatah member Jibril Rajoub, surrounded by a half-dozen bodyguards, verbally abuse a female Israel Border Police officer at the Cave of the Patriarchs.

By Elad Benari


Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub was filmed on Wednesday as he verbally confronted Border Police officers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron.

Rajoub was filmed at the exit to the compound as he was yelling at a Border Police officer: “Do not threaten me, calm down, what a madman you are, do not shout at anyone.”

He then turned to a female officer and told her, “Shut up, go to hell.” Continue Reading »

Israel’s Foreign Ministry accuses UNESCO of ‘promoting fake history’ & anti-Semitism


Israel’s President, gov’t ministers, and local authorities sound off on UNESCO shameful, anti-Semitic decision of overtly ‘promoting fake history’ against the Jews, while covertly ignoring wanton destruction of non-Islamic mid-East historical sites.
–  “The Cave of the Patriarchs is the foundation of Jewish history, where the first ‘Israel’ in the world is buried, and the magnificent structure over it was built by Jews 2,000 years ago, hundreds of years before the appearance of Islam.”

By Itamar Eichner, Elisha Ben-Kimon


Israel slammed a UNESCO resolution passed on Friday declaring Hebron’s Old City—and with it the Cave of the Patriarchs—as a Palestinian World Heritage Site. Continue Reading »

US envoy tells UNESCO: the Palestinian Authority lies


In a letter sent to UNESCO Secretary General, US Ambassador to the UN warns against adoption of a mendacious PA request on the Cave of the Patriarchs, which was deceivingly designed to exclude a Judeo-Christian connection to the holy site.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The US is beginning to exercise its leverage to prevent the passage of a UNESCO resolution declaring the Cave of the Patriarchs an exclusively Muslim and ‘Palestinian’ heritage site.

Tomb of Isaac – Palestine Exploration Fund Magazine. Quarterly Statement July 1912. Pages 145-150. Cenotaphs of the Hebrew Patriarchs at the Cave of Machpelah. By the Rev A.B.

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UNESCO: Hebron Muslim history overly focused, at exclusion of Judeo-Christian heritage


This is the third time the International Council on Monuments and Sites has rejected Palestinian Authority’s proposal for a strictly Muslim inscription on a “World Heritage in Danger” list, based on the request’s  exclusion of any Judeo-Christian heritage.



UNESCO experts warned the Palestinian Authority that it has overly focused on Hebron’s Muslim history, at the exclusion of the Judeo-Christian heritage, in its request that the West Bank’s city’s “Old Town” be inscribed on the “World Heritage in Danger” list.

The failure to make a full case for inscription as a heritage site combined with Israel’s decision to ban experts from visiting the city make it difficult to conclude if an emergency situation exists, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) said in an 11-page report it submitted over the weekend. Continue Reading »

Palestinians conniving to acquire Cave of the Patriarchs as theirs from UNESCO


Cave of the Patriarchs, the sacred burial tomb of the Jewish Patriarchs Abraham & Sarah, Isaac & Rebecca & Jacob & Leah, Rabbi Hai Gaon and Eve, the first woman is being hijacked at UNESCO by the PA as a Palestinian Heritage Site to sever all Jewish connections to Hevron.

By Mordechai Sones


The Palestinian Authority is asking the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO to meet in two weeks to recognize the Old City of Hevron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs as Palestinian Heritage Sites.

There are currently 1,052 World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO, of which 9 are Israeli and 2 are in areas currently administered by the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »

Arabs continue to go after Jewish sites in upcoming UNESCO resolution


Despite succsessfully removing sensitive Jewish-related holy sites in Jerusalem from an upcoming UNESCO meeting, Arab states are claiming other historicly Jewish sites, including the Cave of the Patriarchs and the Tomb of Rachel, as Palestinian sites.

By Itamar Eichner


In a diplomatic win for Israel, the Temple Mount and Western Wall will not be mentioned nor included in any vote or measure during a meeting of the UNESCO Executive Board on Jerusalem and the territories May 1st.

Jewish Worshiper at the Kotel (Western Wall) – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

A draft of the decision, which Ynet obtained, represents a significant achievement for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Israeli diplomacy at UNESCO, which is considered one of the most hostile arenas for Israel at the UN.

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Alert Border Police officers thwart knife attack by female Palestinian terrorist in Hebron


MAGAV Police officers find 2 knives in handbag of female Palestinian, who planned to carry out a vicious stabbing attack at Hebron’s holy site, the Cave of the Patriarchs.



Israeli security forces thwarted a potential stabbing by a female Palestinian planning an attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs on Tuesday morning.

Potential stabbing by female Palestinian thwarted at Cave of the Patriarchs‏. - Photo courtesy: Israel National Police

Potential stabbing by female Palestinian terrorist thwarted at Cave of the Patriarchs‏. – Photo courtesy: Israel National Police

Border Police officers at the revered West Bank site found two knives in the woman’s possession during searches of her bag after she aroused their suspicion. Continue Reading »

BREAKING: Second Palestinian knife-attack today, terrorist dead, 1 seriously wounded


In latest attack, 2 Palestinians attempt stabbing Border Policeman at the Cave of the Patriarchs near Hebron, both assailants shot, one dead, and no reports of injuries to Israeli security forces.



Israeli security forces thwarted an attempted stabbing attack on Monday afternoon at the Cave of the Patriarchs near the West Bank city of Hebron.

Security forces shot two Palestinian assailants near the holy site, killing one and critically wounding the other. There were no initial reports of injuries to the Israeli side.

According to Border Police, the two would-be assailants were Hebron residents who had sought to attack Israeli forces at the site. Continue Reading »

Arab vandals in Hevron desecrate the Cave of Patriarchs’ mezuzah, steal equipment


Not only was the mezuzah that adorned the main door of the Tomb desecrated by the vandals, but thousands of shekels worth of equipment was stolen from the holy site’s maintenance staff.

By Hezki Baruch


Arab vandals removed a mezuzah from the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron on Friday, while the holy site was used by local Muslims for Ramadan prayers.

The mezuzah, which adorned the main door of the Tomb, is believed to have been desecrated by the vandals

A storage shed used by the Tomb’s maintenance staff was also broken into, with thousands of shekels worth of equipment stolen. Continue Reading »

Terrorist Shot Dead in Hebron When Attacking Police With Knife


No injuries to security personnel at the Cave of the Patriarchs in the attempted attack by a screaming, knife-wielding Palestinian woman.

By Ari Soffer


An Arab woman attempted to stab a soldier at a police checkpoint in Hevron Sunday afternoon.

The terrorist after she was neutralized – Photo: Hebron security department

The terrorist was shot dead by alert border police officers before she was able to injure anyone.

The Arab terrorist approached the checkpoint close to the Cave of the Patriarchs and aroused the suspicion of border police stationed there.

When officers demanded she identify herself the attacker drew a knife and charged at them while shouting in Arabic; officers opened fire and neutralized her. Continue Reading »

Security thwart likely stabbing attack: Female Palestinian with knife arrested in Hebron

Police say initial investigations conclude that the 17 yr-old girl had planned to stab Jewish security personnel at Israel’s holy site.


Security forces arrested a 17-year-old Palestinian girl found to have a knife in her possession on Friday at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

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Knife of Palestinian teen in Hebron. – Photo: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit

The knife was revealed during routine security checks. Police said initial investigations indicated that she had planned to stab security personnel.

During the incident the youth initially refused to undergo a routine security check, leading security forces to repeatedly question her to do so. Continue Reading »