Photo Credit: Hebron spokesman Yishai Fleisher.
Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein signs a declaration of commitment to strengthening and supporting the Jewish identity of the city of Hebron, Dec. 24, 2018.

By Ariel Kahana and Israel Hayom Staff

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted to reporters on Monday that he would not be renewing the mandate for the ‎international observer mission in Hebron, which in recent months has come under fire due to allegations that its members systematically and violently target the Jewish ‎community in the city. ‎

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The Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) is a civilian observer mission formed ‎in the wake of the 1994 Cave of the Patriarchs ‎massacre, in which Dr. Baruch Goldstein ‎killed 29 Muslim worshipers and wounded 125 others ‎as they gathered for prayers in the ‎holy site. ‎

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