Hundreds of Jews broke the seals on the doors of the «House of the patriarchs» in Hebron and barricaded themselves inside, refusing to leave the building.
According to the website Walla News, in the house there are five Jewish families, including children and infants.
The building is surrounded by military and police personnel. Radio «Kahn Beth» said that the security forces do not allow right-wing activists come to the building.
Nana10 website reported that the military are preparing for the forced evacuation of people from the building.
Disputes over the ownership of three-storey house, located next to the cave of the Patriarchs, have been going on for five years. At the end of March 2012, the Jewish residents of Hebron, settled the controversial «House of the patriarchs». They provided to the civil administration documents that they claim show that the structure obtained legally. In this case, two branches of one Palestinian family’s claim that the building belongs to them. The civil administration ordered the forced evacuation of residents.
13 Jul 2013 the appeals Commission of the military court of Judea and Samaria recognized the legitimate purchase of Hebron’s «House of the patriarchs» by the Council of the Jewish residents of the city. However, the settlement required the sanction of the Minister of defence.
In support of settlers at different times were: Avigdor Liberman, Gideon sa’ar, Yuli Edelstein, Limor Livnat, Daniel Hershkowitz, Israel Katz, a Knesset members of the right camp. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shortly before the eviction of the settlers expressed the hope that the crisis can be overcome peacefully.
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