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  11/13/2012, Cheshvan 28, 5773

Fixing Machpelah Cave Roof Becomes Political Issue


Member of Knesset Danny Danon (Likud Party) called upon Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu to order the refurbishing of the roof of the Cave of Machpelah in Hevron. MK Danon charged that Defense Minister Ehud Barak is holding up the renovations for political reasons because the holy site is located in the Judea region.
 
"Barak cares more for the roof of his new prestigious tower in Tel Aviv then the roof of the cave of the patriarchs and Matriarchs," he stated in a open letter.
 
The cave and surrounding ancient stone complex is the burial site of the Biblical forefathers and foremothers.