Protesters in Chevron House Barricaded Against Eviction

By Hamodia Staff

YERUSHALAYIM – A confrontation between the IDF and the Jewish community in Chevron was brewing on Sunday as hundreds of people barricade themselves in a building threatened with evacuation, Arutz Sheva reported.

Hundreds of young activists entered the building, known as Beit HaTekumah, in support of fifteen families who moved in last week and are facing eviction.

The Jewish municipality of Chevron says the building was purchased by Jewish residents from Arabs, but an Arab resident of Yerushalayim claims to be the rightful owner of the property.

In a statement released Sunday, the families living in Beit HaTekumah protested Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s intention to evict them, asserting that it was politically motivated:

“This evacuation is being planned primarily over political concerns for this narrow coalition government, with elections in the offing and a need to sacrifice the settler public, a large portion of whom voted for the right-wing government in the coalition, in order to keep the Muslim Brotherhood in the government at any cost,” the statement said.

In a show of solidarity, MK Orit Strook (Religious Zionism) has moved her parliamentary chambers to the building.

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