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Special Quarter Will Be Built in West Bank Town of Hebron for Jewish Settlers

The Minister for Religious Affairs announced today that a special quarter will be built in Hebron for a group of Orthodox Jews who went there last Passover and announced their intention of remaining. Dr. Zerah Warhaftig said the plans included family housing, dormitories for yeshiva students, a dining hall, clinics and a children’s house.

The settlers said they were determined to revive the Jewish community in Hebron which Is the site of the Patriarchs’ tombs and is considered holy by Orthodox Jews- But no Jews have lived there since the Arab riots of 1936 and the present Arab community objected vehemently to the 80-odd religious Jews moving in. Mayor Mouhammad Jaabari and the town elders protested to Prime Minister Levi Eshkol but to no avail.