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Terror Attack Foiled at Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Israeli security forces foiled a plan by a wannabe terrorist to carry out a stabbing attack at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron over the weekend.

Police said they received an intelligence tip about a 22-year-old suspect who was plotting an attack.

The wannabe terror suspect was arrested before he could carry out his plans, however, and has been transferred to security personnel for further questioning.

Hana Levi Julian

25,000 Pray in Hebron on ‘Shabbat Chayei Sarah’

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Some 25,000 Jewish worshipers flocked to the Cave of the Patriarch this weekend to celebrate the life of the Biblical matriarch Sarah.

The Torah portion tells the story of the purchase of the Cave, called “Machpela,” and its surrounding property, by the Biblical patriarch Abraham, who bought it for a final resting place for his wife, Sarah.

In honor of the occasion, all sections of the cave, Machpela, were open to the Jewish visitors, which is rarely the case as a portion of the site is often reserved for Muslim worshipers alone.

Some 2,500 Jews also participated in a subsequent tour of the Jewish areas of Hebron as well.

IDF security was expanded in order to accommodate the massive crowd of worshipers, which streams into the ancient holy city each year at this time.

Hebron is one of the four ancient holy cities of the Bible, which also include Jerusalem, Tzefat (Safed) and Tverya (Tiberias).

Hana Levi Julian

Secrets of the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron [video]

Friday, November 25th, 2016

See NEVER BEFORE SEEN aerial footage of the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs!

Hear EXCLUSIVE testimony from one of the only living people to have entered the actual Machpela Cave!

Walk the same 4,500 year old steps that the biblical Abraham ascended himself.

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Thousands Flocking to Hebron for Shabbat

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Thousands and possibly tens of thousand of Jews are expected to spend this Shabbat in the town of Hebron for Parshat Chayei Sara.

Parshat Chayei Sara is this week’s Torah reading which details the Jewish Patriarch Abraham’s purchase of the Maarat Hamachpela caves and the surrounding field from Ephron HaHiti.

It has become an annual tradition for many to spend this particular Shabbat in Hebron, praying at the Tomb of the Patriarchs.

The IDF says it is prepared to protect all the visitors to this ancient Jewish city.

 

 

Jewish Press News Briefs

Israeli Forces Thwart Terror Attack at Cave of the Patriarchs

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Israeli security forces thwarted a female Arab terrorist who attempted to carry out an attack Tuesday morning at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

The wannabe terrorist aroused the suspicions of the security forces at the site, prompting them to carry out a search of her belongings.

Two knives were discovered during the search.

The suspect was arrested and transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Hana Levi Julian

Terror Attack Foiled Near Tomb of the Patriarchs

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Around noon on Tuesday, a suspiciously-acting Arab woman approached one of the checkpoints surrounding the Maarat HaMachpela (Tomb of the Patriarchs) in Hebron.

Border Policemen at the site began to search her, and told her to empty her bag. The woman pulled out two large knives.

The woman from Hebron, in her 30’s, claimed she came there to stab people in a terror attack.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Foreign Lawmakers in Hebron: UNESCO Decision ‘Shocking’

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Hebron (TPS) – While Israel’s foreign policy establishment and Jewish groups around the world continued to simmer over last week’s UNESCO resolution rejecting Israel’s connection to Jerusalem, a group of 19 parliamentarians visiting Israel slammed the decision, saying members of the world cultural body were acting “like children.”

‘It’s good to be here in Israel. This is not my first visit to the country but it’s my first visit to Hebron. It’s shocking that a body like UNESCO can deny the facts. They are acting like children, lying about history,” said Kenneth Meshoe, a member of the South African parliament and president of the country’s African Christian Democratic Party.

Meshoe is one of 15 parliamentarians who visited Hebron Wednesday, from Europe, Africa and South America on a tour sponsored by the Yesha Council. The group, visiting Israel to mark the 50th Anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem in 1967, will also meet with Israeli government ministers, leading politicians and finance sector officials.

 

In addition to Meshoe, notable lawmakers included Chairman of the Israel Allies Caucus in the European Parliament MEP Bas Belder, Italian Senator Lucio Malan, who earlier this year passed a bill prohibiting Holocaust denial and Dutch MP Kees van der Staaij, who passed a bill in the Netherlands preventing the funding of BDS organizations.

The visit was coordinated by the Israel Allies Foundation, an umbrella organization that coordinates the activities of 35 pro-Israel caucuses in parliaments throughout the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australia, and will conclude at the Feast of Tabernacles celebration Thursday at Pais Arena in Jerusalem.

Some 5,000 Christian supporters of Israel are expected to attend the ceremony.

Josh Reinstein, Executive Vice President of the Israel Allies Foundation, said in a statement that the delegation aims to gain a better understanding about the history of Jerusalem, as well as other flashpoints in the Israeli-Arab conflict. The group’s itinerary includes a tour of the Qalandiya checkpoint in northern Jerusalem, the Tomb of Samuel lookout point, Mount Scopus and more. In Hebron, the group visited the Cave of the Patriarchs, Hebron Museum and Tel Rumeida excavations and vantage point over the old city.

“The parliamentarians visiting Hebron today are men and women of faith. It’s exciting for them to visit the Tomb of the Patriarchs. In light of the UNESCO vote, this visit is especially significant,” Reinstein told Tazpit Press Service (TPS).

Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency

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