Two buildings were purchased by Hebron’s Jewish residents on Thursday, January 21. The two buildings, three-stories high and each containing 20 apartments, will be named “The House of Rachel” and “The House of Leah” respectively.
The buildings are located on King David Street adjacent to the Cave of the Patriarchs, where the forefathers of Judaism, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were laid to rest, according to biblical tradition.
Announcement of the purchase sparked immediate riots, which the IDF sought to bring under control. Indeed, shortly after the outbreak, medical teams treated an Israeli civilian who had sustained light head injuries having been struck by a rock by a Palestinian rioter.