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Jewish Settlers in Hebron Denied Housing for Permanent Settlement

April 23, 1968
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The West Bank military government rejected today an attempt by a group of Orthodox Jews to establish a permanent settlement in Hebron, a West Bank city, by announcing no residences would be leased to the group. The decision was in line with Government policy not to permit Jewish settlement on the West Bank except by units of Nahal, the Para-military youth organization, and these only by special permission.

The group of 70 Jews from religious settlements moved into Hebron. Hotel to celebrate Passover and later announced their intention of remaining in Hebron, one of Israel’s four holy cities to the Orthodox. Labor Minister Yigal Allon and Minister-without-Portfolio Menachem Beigin had voiced support of the plans of the Orthodox Jews in Hebron.

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