from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In Arabic Al Kha·lil (äl kä-lēlˈ, KHä-)Hebron A city of the West Bank south-southwest of Jerusalem. Sacred to both Jews and Arabs as the home and burial place of Abraham and (to Jews) as King David's capital for seven years, the city has figured in every war in Palestine and has a history of Jewish-Arab violence. Occupied by Israel in 1967, Hebron came under Palestinian control in 1996. Population: 160,000.

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  • proper n. A city in Palestine.


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  • HEBRON, West Bank - Israel began freeing 500 Palestinian prisoners as part of efforts to save peace talks which the PLO suspended following the slaughter of Moslem worshippers by a Jewish settler in Hebron last week.

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  • HEBRON - The roundabouts on North Bend Road (Ky. 237) in Hebron have been the target of a number of destructive incidents, at least one of which was alcohol-related, in recent weeks.

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  • HEBRON, Md. - A suspicious package caused a scene in Hebron Tuesday.

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  • HEBRON, Occupied West Bank: The Palestinian Cabinet moved its weekly meeting to Hebron on Monday, a symbolic protest against Israel's addition of a shrine in the occupied West Bank city to its list of national heritage sites.

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  • Daily Star 22 Feb 2010 HEBRON, Occupied West Bank: Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops in the West Bank town of Hebron Monday amid outrage over Israel's plan to restore two flashpoint Jewish holy sites in the occupied territory.


  • HEBRON, West Bank - Hebron, the predominantly Palestinian city in the Judean Hills south of Jerusalem, is famous for several things: It's the burial place of the patriarch Abraham, revered by Muslims, Jews and Christians alike; it's got an age-old glass-making industry, and it's the most religious of all Palestinian communities -- the majority of its 166,000 citizens support the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas.

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  • Monday, February 22, 2010 at 12: 49 a.m. HEBRON, West Bank - Israeli soldiers are clashing with dozens of stone-throwing Palestinian youths in the biblical West Bank town of Hebron.

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  • HEBRON, West Bank -- Ultranationalist Israelis flocked to a disputed, volatile holy site in the divided West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday, laying their claim while also denouncing the policies of President Barack Obama toward Israel. - News

  • HEBRON, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Israeli security forces arrested a Hamas MP at his home in the occupied West Bank town of Hebron early on Monday, Hamas and the Israeli military said.

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  • HEBRON, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Two Hamas militants were shot dead by Israeli troops on Friday during an operation in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, officials on both sides said.

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