Peace House owner Morris Abraham came to Israel on Wednesday to stay in his building in Hevron. Abraham expressed determination to stay in the Peace House and resist any efforts to force Jews from the building. “Nobody is going to push me out of my house. I'm here,” he told a cheering crowd.

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Abraham said he had purchased property in the city of Hevron due in part to his legacy from his grandfather, who survived the 1929 Arab pogrom in the city. “When we are terrorized or we are victims, we can't just walk away,” he said. “We have to stay, we have to come back, we have to show our presence.... in all yishuvim [communities] and in all of Eretz Yisrael [the Land of Israel].”

Abraham showed reporters the original sale documents proving his ownership of the building. He offered to provide copies to all those present.