“38 years after returning to the West Bank City, Hebron’s Jewish community has acquired the official status of an independent settlement”

JERUSALEM POST
Hebron’s Jewish community receives separate municipal standing
by Tovah Lazaroff
August 29, 2017

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman upgraded the municipal status of Hebron’s Jewish community, separating it from the Palestinian municipality, which governs the West Bank city. Liberman announced the change in the status of the 1,000 Jews in Hebron during a briefing with reporters in Tel Aviv. A 1997 agreement split the city, of what is now more than 220,000 Palestinians, leaving 80% under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority and 20% under Israel. But the Hebron Municipality is expected to provide basic services to the Jewish community, which has limited ability to government its own life. READ MORE

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