Tag Archive for Hevron

Fleeing Hebron, Palestinian siblings want to convert to Judaism

Growing up in a culture of threats, abuse, and honor killings, a Palestinian Muslim teen sought out her half-brother for help, ending up in Israel with him, with both planning to convert to Judaism and joining the IDF.

By Israel National News


Born to the same father but different mothers, Saddam and Sadden Awoudeh were never close growing up.

The two half-siblings, both raised as Muslims in the Palestinian Authority-controlled section of the city of Hebron, were born twelve years apart, and saw little of each other growing up.

Over the last year, however, the two have been brought together – in part by their shared plans to convert to Judaism. 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 »

Mandate Ends: Netanyahu Sends European Hevron Observer Force Home

TIPH, the international observer force originally mandated in 1994 to ‘observe & document’ breaches of international humanitarian law, are to leave Hevron after incessant confrontations with Israeli security personnel and residents.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu decided Monday night not to renew the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH).

“We will not allow the continued presence of an international force acting against us,” Netanyahu said.

TIPH observers in Hevron, August 2015 – Photo: Oren Rozen/Wikimedia

The organization will be forced to leave Hevron as a result of Netanyahu’s decision.

TIPH is a group of European civilian observers who have operated in Hevron since 1994. Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist shot dead, IDF soldier wounded in stabbing attack

An IDF soldier was lightly wounded in yet another knife attack near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron. Quick response by Israeli security forces left the Palestinian terrorist dead by gunfire.

By David Rosenberg


An Israeli soldier was stabbed by an Arab terrorist in the city of Hevron Monday morning.

The attack occurred between the Avraham Avinu neighborhood and the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hevron, when an Arab terrorist carrying a pair of scissors lunged at a group of IDF soldiers, stabbing one of them.

The terrorist attack was near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. – Photo: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT

Israeli security forces opened fire on the terrorist, killing him. 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 »

Terrorist killed during 3rd knife-attack in Hevron-area in less than 24 hours


Alert IDF soldiers shot dead a Palestinian terrorist who lunged at them armed with a knife in hand, intent on stabbing them, marking Tuesday morning’s stabbing attempt the third foiled terror attack in the Hevron area in less than 24 hours.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Yet another attempted stabbing in the Hevron district, as an Arab terrorist targeted soldiers near the village of Bani Naim Tuesday morning, but was shot and neutralized by security forces on the scene.

The abortive attack occurred between the Arab village of Bani Naim and industrial zone of the neighboring Jewish town of Kiryat Arba.
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Shin Bet Arrest Palestinian Who Transfers Cash to Hevron for Hamas


Israeli security forces arrested an Arab male from the Palestinian Authority yesterday, who took exploited his entry permit into Israel for smuggling money from Hamas in Gaza, to terrorists in Hevron.

By Kobi Finkler


Security officials on Wednesday interrogated Bashir Muhammed Younis Mustafa – a resident of Gaza, who has a license to enter Israel for commercial purposes.

During the interrogation, Mustafa admitted that during the past month he had ferried some $50,000 from Gaza-based Hamas to Hevron officials connected to Hamas.

He explained that an official of the transfer unit of Hamas, which operates south of the Erez Crossing, approached him since he had a permit to enter Israel. Continue Reading »

Abbas’ PA jails brother & 17 yr-old son of Arab who sold 2 houses to Jews


Until the Arab who sold 2 Hevron homes to Jews turns himself in, Abbas’ PA police will not release brother & 17 yr-old son from jail.
• Jewish activists from Hebron call on Israel’s gov’t to intervene, provide protection for Arab seller and his family.

By Shlomo Piotrokovsky


In the past several days the Palestinian Authority has arrested the brother and son of a Palestinian Arab man who sold two houses to Jews in Hevron, Arutz Sheva has learned.

One of the new Hevron homes – Courtesy

When a contact approached the PA to appeal for the release of the two – one of whom is a 17-year-old boy – he was told they would not see the light of day until the seller hands himself in to PA police.
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Jews acquire two new homes in Hevron, call on gov’t to protect Arab sellers


The new Israeli residents call on gov’t to strengthen Jewish community in the ancient city, & protect the Arabs (who sold the 2 structures) from pro-Palestinian activists, who turn in Arabs (that sell land to Jews) to Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA), which summarily tortures & then executes them.

By Yoni Kempinski


Dozens of Jews took residency of two empty buildings in the ancient city of Hevron in Judea on Thursday afternoon, in an historical move in the city where Jews have long been limited by the government in expanding their community.

The structures are strategically located between the Avraham Avinu neighborhood, where the Jewish presence in the city was reestablished after the city was liberated from Jordanian occupation, and the Cave of Machpelah, where the Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs other than Rachel are buried. Continue Reading »

IDF, Arab Rioters Clash After Funeral of Female Terrorist Shot Dead Attacking Soldier


The clashes followed the funeral of 18 yr-old female terrorist who died after being shot by the IDF at a checkpoint on Tuesday as she tried to stab an Israeli soldier.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Clashes broke out Wednesday between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces in Hevron following the funeral of a female terrorist shot dead after trying to stab a soldier.

Around 50 rioters threw stones at soldiers, who responded with stun grenades and tear gas in the flashpoint city, cite of Judaism’s second holiest site, the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and where some 500 Israeli Jews live under heavy guard surrounded by largely hostile Palestinians. Continue Reading »

‘Work Accident’ – Dead Terrorist Found with Explosive in Hand


After hearing loud explosion, IDF finds terrorist’s body south of Hevron, who apparently was killed while attempting an attack on Jewish civilians.

By Uzi Baruch


The body of a Palestinian Arab terrorist was found after midnight Monday/Tuesday near the community of Beit Haggai, south of Hevron, the IDF confirmed Tuesday morning.

IDF in Judea-Samaria (file) – IDF Spokesperson’s Office

An initial IDF investigation has revealed that the terrorist was likely killed during an attempt to harm Israeli vehicles and after throwing a grenade at a military vehicle.

Residents from the area first reported that large rocks were placed on the road leading to Beit Haggai, a common terror tactic; an IDF patrol was brought in to comb the area. Continue Reading »

After making wrong turn, 5 American tourists viciously attacked by Palestinians


Five American tourists who accidentally drove into Arab controlled Hebron were attacked by stones-throwers and firebombed, before finally being ushered away by lone man before being extricated by Israeli forces; leaving two injured.

By i24news


Five American tourists were on their way to visit the Cave of the Patriarchs, a Jewish holy site in the West Bank, when they got lost and entered a sector of the city of Hebron which is under Palestinian control. There were reports of clashes in the city in the aftermath of the event.

The car carrying the five came under attack from people throwing stones, and the car was fire-bombed. Continue Reading »