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  11/20/2013, Kislev 17, 5774

Family of Soldier Killed in Hevron Visits Hevron


The family of Gabriel (Gal) Kobi of Tirat Hacarmel visited historic Hevron on Wednesday including the cave of Machlpelach and other sites. Kobi was the Israel Defense Force soldier shot and killed by a sniper from the Palestinian Authority assigned sections of the city in September of 2013. The parents, siblings and cousins were welcomed by local community members and visited the Hall of Yitzchak, which is normally closed to Jewish residents except on Jewish holidays. Kobi's father stated, "I thank you for the hospitality shown by Hevron residents and we really appreciate and cherish this deeply and hope to meet more often for happy occasions."