WEST BANK: Sabboth Havoc

New tensions roil Hebron

It was just two hours after sundown and the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath in the Arab town of Hebron on the Israeli-occupied West Bank. A score of Jewish seminarians had finished their prayers at the Tomb of the Patriarchs, the shrine where the prophet Abraham is said to have been buried. The seminarians walked the short distance to the former Hadassah clinic in the old Jewish quarter. There they planned to have refreshments with the Israeli squatters who have occupied the building for the past year.

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