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  Shvat 2, 5780 , 28/01/20

Jewish Community in Hevron: 'Alongside joy, we oppose dividing land'

The Jewish Community in Hevron welcomed Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump's presentation of the Deal of the Century Mideast initiative. "We welcome the reference to Hevron, the foundation and root city of the Jewish People, the City of Patriarchs and Matriarchs, and understanding its historical place as an integral part of the State of Israel.

"We call on the Israeli government to immediately apply Israeli law to all settlement in Israel and of course, to Hevron, the foundation of the homeland and its root, Israel's first place in the world, in the Cave of the Patriarchs," they added.

However, they noted, "Alongside the joy of the historical achievement, we will continue to strongly oppose any idea of dividing the country and of establishing a Palestinian state. We will continue to fulfill the vision of Israel that was told to our ancestors the nation: 'To you will I give this land'."

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