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Three arrested in Hebron protests

Foreign activists allegedly assaulted police officers at illegal protest

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

A Jewish settler sits outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/Flash90)
A Jewish settler sits outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/Flash90)

Police arrested three foreign left-wing activists in Hebron on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting officers who responded to an illegal protest, Ynet News reported.

Dozens of protesters turned out at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron to demonstrate against the events in the past few weeks.

Several Jewish families occupied a building near the Cave of the Patriarchs complex in Hebron at the end of March, which they claimed they purchased legally. Israeli security forces evicted the families on April 4 because they failed to obtain a permit from the IDF’s Civil Administration.

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