President Yitzhak Herzog’s planned visit to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron provokes reactions from home and abroad: Following statements of condemnation from Knesset members and left-wing organizations, the terrorist organization Hamas is also responding to the planned visit. In a statement from the organization, senior Hamas official Ismail Radwan called the visit a “provocation” and an “injury to the sanctity of the place” and called on the Palestinians to oppose the visit, while blaming Israel for all its consequences.
On Sunday, “Peace and Now” and “Breaking the Silence” will hold a protest demonstration against the visit. Peace Now reports: “The settlement in Hebron is the ugliest face of Israeli control of the territories. It is inconceivable that the president, who is supposed to be a unifying figure, chooses from all places to light a candle in a place that has become a stronghold of oppression and violence.”
If President Herzog announced
He lit the first candle in Hebron
At the heart of Kahanism and apartheid
Why not respond to the challenge as well?
On Sunday, people travel to Hebron to demonstrate. Come with us: https://t.co/euD61qbBht pic.twitter.com/jt1hCMJsct
– Breaking the Silence (@ShovrimShtika) November 26, 2021
Member of Knesset Michal Rosin wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: “The president’s decision to light the first candle of Hanukkah in the Cave of the Patriarchs is wrong. The president should be a unifying figure. “.
The president’s decision to light the first Hanukkah candle in the Cave of the Patriarchs is wrong. A president should be a unifying figure. Control of Hebron in general and the Occupied Territories in particular is in sharp political controversy. Of all the settlements, the settlement in Hebron around the Cave of the Patriarchs is the most outrageous.
It is sad that the president is putting her on top of his joy.
– Michal Rosin (@Michal_Rozin) November 24, 2021
Rosin’s friend of the coalition, MK Nir Orbach, responded to the tweet: “Michal Yakra, the Cave of the Patriarchs was bought by Avraham Avinu with full money from Efron Hachiti. It is above all political controversy. The rock of our existence. “Former Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein wrote:” The Cave of the Patriarchs is undisputed and will never be controversial. The Cave of the Patriarchs is a cornerstone in the history of the Jewish people and will always be so. ”