Israel Plans New Neighborhood in Hebron


Jews are building again the city where Avraham first bought a burial plot thousands of years ago.

Hebron, the site of the Cave of the Patriarchs, has a small Jewish community among thousands of Palestinians. Now, Defense Minister Naftali Benett says, Jews will increase their numbers.

The decision comes on the heels of the historic change in U.S. policy by the Trump administration, which declared that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are not illegal.

New building will take place on the site of a vegetable market that has not bee in use for 25 years. Bennett said the plan is to double the Jewish population in the city.

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