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New housing permits in Hebron expected to bolster Jewish presence in city


November 20, 2020

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The Cave of the Patriarchs in the city of Hebron, Dec. 4, 2019.

(JNS) - Hebron's Jewish residential section may finally witness new construction underway for more housing units. Pending a decision by the Jerusalem District Court, two areas of Hebron - the Hizkiyahu neighborhood on the site of the old central bus station and the site of the marketplace - are slated to undergo a facelift to make room for young couples. Predictably, there are those who don't want to see a growing Jewish presence in Hebron and have made an effort to prevent the project from progressing.

Yishai Fleisher, International Spokesman for the Jewish Community of Hebron, commended t...

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