HEBRON, WEST BANK
Israeli families used the cover of darkness on August 9, to establish a new outpost near the ancient Jewish cemetery in Hebron, the second largest Arab town in the occupied West Bank.
HEBRON, WEST BANK
1. GV PULL BACK Caravans in new settlement 0.08
2. GV & SV Israeli army officers putting up barbed wire fence around caravans (2 shots) 0.21
3. SV Workmen connect caravans to water supply 0.30
4. SV Man filling cup with water from cistern 0.35
5. SVs Woman sweeping floor of caravan (2 shots) 0.44
6. GV ZOOM IN TO CU Mosque 0.48
7. GV Caravans 0.52
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Background: HEBRON, WEST BANK
Israeli families used the cover of darkness on August 9, to establish a new outpost near the ancient Jewish cemetery in Hebron, the second largest Arab town in the occupied West Bank. The new settlers moved four caravans, a water tank and a generator on to the hillside site, which they fenced off with barbed wire. They were quoted as saying that several dozen more Israeli families would be moving into the area as soon as living facilities were set up. They also said that a court had established that they held legal title to the land, and that the Israeli authorities, including Defence Minister Moshe Arens, had approved the move. But radio and television reports said the ministerial committee on settlements, which must authorise new points in the occupied territories, had not voted on the new one. A small group of Israeli Jews have already established themselves in the all-Arab town, which has often been the scene of violent incidents between settlers and residents. The Israelis say they wish to reestablish a Jewish community which was wiped out in Hebron in 1929.
Source: REUTERS - TALI GODER