Tag Archive for Hebron

Special Security Update: IDF preparing for siege of Hebron to #BringBackOurBoys


IDF soldiers unload concrete barricades and spread out bulldozers in preparation to impose total closure on one of the Palestinians largest cities.

By Yoav Zitun & Elior Levy


The IDF is making preparations for the siege of Hebron, as part of a massive manhunt led following the kidnapping of three Israeli teens who disappeared while hitchhiking in the West Bank on Thursday night.

IDF forces setting up concrete barricades at entrance to Hebron

IDF forces setting up concrete barricades at entrance to Hebron

IDF forces have loaded concrete barricades on trucks and spread out bulldozers in the city. In addition, Palestinian sources reported Sunday that all the main entrances to the city were blocked by the IDF with concrete blocks. Continue Reading »

Arab Terrorist Shot Dead by IDF While Breaching Security Fence

19 yr-old reported by IDF as being killed by gunfire while sabotaging security fence with 2 others near Hevron in Judea.

By Ari Yashar


IDF soldiers reportedly shot and killed a local Arab resident near Hevron on Wednesday, as he attempted to breach Israel’s security fence with two accomplices.

“Earlier today three suspects sabotaged the security fence in Deir al-Asal al-Tahta, southwest of Hevron,” an IDF spokeswoman told AFP. After the three ignored soldiers’ warnings to leave, as well as warning shots in the air, soldiers “fired towards the lower extremities of the main instigator.”

The man was evacuated to the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva in critical condition, but died of his wounds shortly thereafter. Continue Reading »

IDF makes deal to remove Palestinian flag from Hebron roof


Arab resident says he agreed after IDF officer promised to release young neighbor that was arrested for throwing stones.



Israeli soldiers turned up for the second time on Saturday at a home in Hebron to order the removal of a Palestinian flag, even though the Israel Defense Forces said last week there is no policy against displaying flags.

Settler caught climbing on Arab's roof to remove Palestinian flag - screenshot

Hebron resident caught climbing onto Arab’s roof to remove Palestinian flag – Photo: screenshot

Shadi Sider, a member of a Palestinian family living near the Jewish settlement enclave of Beit Hadassah, said the soldiers had arrested a neighbor for allegedly throwing stones and conditioned his release on the removal of the flag. Continue Reading »

IDF wounded three Palestinians in clashes near the Gaza border fence

Gazans have now incited confrontations with the IDF for the 2nd time in 5 days.



Three Palestinians were wounded Tuesday in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip near the perimeter fence.

Israeli tank near Gaza border

An Israeli tank near the Gaza border as Palestinians approach, November 2012.- Photo: AP

Palestinians said a press photographer had a moderate gunshot wound to the leg, while two other people were suffering from tear-gas inhalation. The Israel Defense Forces said hundreds of Palestinians had gathered in the area and threw stones at soldiers. The army responded with crowd-dispersal measures and later gunfire.

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Israel Security Forces Uncover Palestinian Weapons Cache in Hebron


2 Arab residents of Hebron were arrested for possessing a variety of unregistered weapons in their home, including M-16 assault rifle, an Uzi submachine gun, a carbine rifle, assorted hand guns & some 8,000 bullets.

Weapons believed to be for terrorist attacks.

By Efrat Forsher and Israel Hayom Staff



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Netanyahu allows Jews to return to Machpelah house


Just hours after Hebron shooting of IDF soldier, PM Netanyahu issues order that authorizes Jews to return to Machpelah house, following fierce criticism from Right over upcoming terrorists’ release.

By Attila Somfalvi

Following a string of terrorist attacks and political pressure from the Right, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a directive to allow Jews to move into Hebron’s Machpelah house. The move has already been sanctioned by the Judea and Samaria Military Court which ruled that the house was lawfully purchased last summer.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - Photo: AP

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: AP

Earlier on Sunday, ministers Naftali Bennett and Yisrael Katz expressed fierce criticism of the plan to release a second round of terrorists as part of peace talks with the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »

Palestinian sniper kills Israeli soldier in near Hebron

IDF imposes closure on West Bank town in wake of terrorist attack. Shooting occurs one day after another IDF soldier was murdered by Palestinian coworker from Bat Yam restaurant.

Minister Bennett demands gov’t rethink commitment to prisoner release.

By and Gili Cohen 


An Israeli soldier was killed on Sunday in a shooting attack near the West Bank city of Hebron.

A Magen David Adom Ambulance.

A Magen David Adom ambulance. – Photo: Yaron Kaminsky

The victim was named as Staff Sergeant Gal (Gabriel) Kobi, 20, of Tirat Hacarmel. He was evacuated to the Hadassah Hospital Ein Karem for treatment, and died of his wounds. Continue Reading »

Dancing With the Enemy

Army investigating incident were IDF soldiers left patrol and began dancing to Psy’s Gangnam on the shoulders of young Palestinian clubbers in Hebron.

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The Israel Defense Forces has launched an investigation after Israeli soldiers from the elite Givati Brigade were captured on camera dancing with young Palestinians at a club in the Jabara neighborhood of Hebron, Channel 2 reported Wednesday.
IDF soldiers deal with protesters in Hebron

IDF soldiers deal with protesters in Hebron – Photo: Reuters

According to the report, the soldiers entered the club while on patrol on Monday, after hearing the song Gangnam Style by Psy coming from the building.

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Appeal court returns Hebron house to Jewish settlers

After eviction from disputed home near Tomb of the Patriarchs over “irregularities” in the purchase from Palestinian owners, settlers’ appeal win allows their return to their legally bought building.

Defense Minister still needs to approve re-entry.

By Efrat Forsher

The purchase of a house near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron by Jewish settlers was legal, a military appeals committee ruled on Monday, after the deal was refused approval by the Civil Administration.
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Israeli cabinet secretary: Israel to renovate 9 West Bank ‘National Heritage Sites’

Israeli Cabinet Secretary Tzvi Hauser says Israel is adding handicapped access to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and the obligation to renovate is unrelated to politics.


The Israeli government says it is moving forward on a plan to invest in places it considers part of Israel’s national heritage, including nine West Bank sites.

The Cave of the Patriachs in Hebron. – Photo: Hagai Ofen

Israeli Cabinet Secretary Tzvi Hauser says Israel is adding handicapped access to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a site in the West Bank city of Hebron sacred to both Jews and Muslims. The announcement comes a week before Israeli elections and could appeal to hard-line voters. Continue Reading »

IDF Shoots Palestinian who hurled firebomb in Hebron riot

Teenager who threw Molotov cocktail at IDF soldiers near checkpoint sent to local hospital with severe gunshot wound to the chest.

Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun


IDF soldiers opened fire on a 17-year-old Palestinian who apparently hurled a Molotov cocktail in their direction during clashes near the Hashoter checkpoint in Hebron Thursday evening. The Palestinian sustained severe injuries.

Day of riots in Hebron Photo: EPA

Day of riots in Hebron – Photo: EPA

Palestinian sources said the youngster was hit in the chest and was evacuated to a local hospital in serious condition. The army said the soldiers operated according to standard IDF protocol for engaging a suspicious individual. Continue Reading »

IDF Soldiers attacked by PA Police in Hebron

After Palestinian police began a physical confrontation with IDF soldiers patrolling Hebron, some 250 Palestinians youths began throwing rocks at the IDF force

IDF Spokeswoman: This is a serious incident, we are investigating it.

A riot broke out in Hebron on Thursday after a Palestinian mob joined Palestinian police in attacking an IDF force conducting a routine patrol in the area.



The Palestinian police officers and the IDF soldiers became involved in mutual pushing, and one of the Palestinian officers threw a punch. Soldiers used stun grenades to distance the PA officers. Continue Reading »

MK Uri Ariel Calls on Gov’t to Rescue Arab Seller in Hevron

MK Uri Ariel has called on the government to rescue the former Arab owner who sold a property to Jews near the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Knesset Member Uri Ariel (National Union) has called on the defense establishment to find a way to rescue the Arab who was the former owner of a property next to the Cave of the Patriarchs (Machpelah) recently sold to Jews in Hevron.

Jewish residents moved into the building overnight late Wednesday night, quietly, in an effort to avoid creating a disturbance in the area — but IDF forces immediately surrounded the building — newly named “Beit HaMachpelah” — and declared it a closed military zone. Continue Reading »

Settlers take up residence in Hebron house

Several dozen settlers move into property located near Cave of Patriarchs; say they have legal ownership. Palestinian owner detained by PA police

Several dozen settlers have taken up residence in a Hebron house overnight, claiming they purchased it from its Palestinian owner.

Sources in Hebron said that the owner of the house, which is located near the Cave of the Patriarchs, was detained for questioning by the Palestinian police.

As soon as news of the move reached the defense establishment, large IDF forces arrived as the scene to maintain the order. No unusual events were noted on the premises overnight. Continue Reading »