Jewish youth riot again in Hebron


JERUSALEM (JTA) — About 50 Jewish youth rioted in Hebron, damaging dozens of Palestinian cars.

The group also slashed the tires of a border guard’s car and threw stones at Palestinian homes during the night rampage on Nov. 29.

The day before, Jewish activists and Palestinians threw stones at each other outside the disputed "Peace House," the four-story building located halfway between Kiryat Arba and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Three Palestinians and two Jewish youth were injured in the exchanges.

The violence has been repeated on several occasions in the past two weeks, since Israel’s High Court of Justice upheld a government order requiring Jewish families living in the disputed building to vacate pending the establishment of ownership. The families remain, along with Jewish activists who hope to prevent a forced evacuation.

Four boys, ages 14 to 16, were arrested early Nov. 28 for cutting the fence around the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba, Ynet reported. A girl, 17, also was arrested for throwing stones at an Arab neighborhood in Hebron. The five teens arrested are not residents of Hebron.

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