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Palestinian woman collapses as Israeli soldiers attempted to strip-search her

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on September 5, 2009

A Palestinian woman was to the Hebron Governmental Hospital, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, on Friday after she collapsed when Israeli soldiers attempted to strip-search her.

The woman was identified as Wisal Al Rajabi, 35. She was hospitalized after suffering a nervous breakdown, when the soldiers took her to a tent in order to strip search her.

The incident took place at the entrance of the Ibrahimi Mosque (The Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron. 

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Israel closes Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque to Muslims for Passover

Posted in Closures by beyondtheborder on April 9, 2009

Director of Hebron Waqf (religious endowment) office Zayd Ja’bari condemned the decision as a part an attempt to take full control of the mosque and transform it into a Jewish synagogue.

Israeli settlers have taken over half of the building and for years have operated it as a Synagogue. The building is known to Jews and Muslims as the burial place of the Biblical patriarchs, including Abraham.

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