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Hebron House Occupied on Eretz Land Day

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A religious settler peers out of the house in Hebron.(Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Tomorrow is Land Day, a traditional day of Palestinian protest against expropriation and occupation. So it’s a good thing that late last night a group of Jewish settlers in the particularly fraught West Bank city of Hebron moved in to a three-story house in a Palestinian neighborhood near the Cave of the Patriarchs (where Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are ostensibly buried) in Hebron. “For us this was a provocation,” said an IDF source. “At this time this is problematic.” This will surely end well!

Occupation of Palestinian House by Hebron Settlers ‘A Provocation,’ Says IDF Source [Haaretz]

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Reuvain says:

Oh vey Jews are buying houses. What’s the difference between Hebron and Beverly Hills why can’t Jews buy homes where ever the want.

Phil N says:

Because the arabs massacred the Jews of Hebron in 1929 Jews should now be forbidden form living there. There was a peaceful Jewish community there until the massacre, but now certain elements in Israel and elsewhere want to reward those murders by forbidding Jews today. A disgrace!

esthermiriam says:

Anyone who has been in this occupied town and seen the painful facts on the ground will cringe at your ‘reporting.’ Tablet does not advance the cause of peace and justice by this forced attempt at humor? irony? whatever this was, w/o context that would frame the story and make the limits of the comments from the right more clear.

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Hebron House Occupied on Eretz Land Day

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