Knesset speaker praises Hebron building plans, calls on Jews to spend Shabbat there

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein praises the advancement of plans to build an apartment complex for Jewish settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron and calls on Israelis to spend Shabbat in the divided city.

“The development of the Jewish settlement in the City of the Fathers is important like no other and we’ll strengthen our hold on a place in which our roots are deep as we’ll read in the weekly [Torah] portion,” Edelstein writes on Twitter, referring to the biblical story of Abraham’s purchase of land in the city for a burial plot.

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