OVER THEIR DEAD BODIES

HEBRON'S IMMOVABLE JEWISH SETTLERS ARE LIVING LAND MINES IN THE TANGLED PEACE PROCESS

Leah Hochbaum giggles a lot for a radical fanatic. But the 26-year-old mother of two from New York City possesses a will of steel and a boundless faith that she is obeying God's commandment. When she heard Manhattan Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach say it was a Jew's duty to reclaim all the land of biblical Israel, she believed, and she came, not just to the Holy Land but to the very heart of the struggle, to the West Bank city of Hebron. After a year in the confines of the Avraham Avinu quarter, one of six minuscule fortified enclaves inhabited by some...

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