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        4/3/2012, Nisan 11, 5772

      Beit Machpelah Ultimatum Delayed

      At the request of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak decided, Tuesday morning, to delay sending an ultimatum to the Jews of Beit Hamachpelah (Machpelah House) in Hevron to leave the building peaceably or be evicted by force.

      The residents had been given a deadline of noon, which was first delayed to 3:00 p.m.