Prime Minister Netanyahu participated in the state ceremony in Hevron on Wednesday marking 90 years since the 1929 riots there. This was Netanyahu’s first visit to Hevron since 1998. He was accompanied by President Reuven Rivlin and the Speaker of the Knesset, Yuli Edelstein.
Netanyahu addressed the strengthening of Hevron, saying, “The Machpela House was populated last week and we are addressing other important issues regarding access to the Cave of the Patriarchs and rights to Jewish property. We do not come to dispossess anyone, but no one will dispossess us. We are not foreigners in Hevron, we will remain in it forever.”
Unfortunately, the Prime Minister did not make a clear commitment to returning the land in the Avraham Avinu neighborhood to the Jewish community. We hope to have an unequivocal comment on that in the near future so that long-awaited construction of housing can begin.
‘Netanyahu’s visit to Hevron is very significant’ ~Nitsan Keidar