In honor of Parshas Chayei Sarah and in line with the annual minhag, a record attendance estimated at 35,000 guests spent this past Shabbos at Mearas Hamachpelah in Hebron, with the Hebron Jewish community.
IDF soldiers from the Yehuda Brigade along with border police, Israel Police, and the ISA (Shin Bet) provided security and B’chasdei Hashem, the Shabbos passed without unwanted incidents.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tweeted, “Hebron is a tangible expression of the ability of the eternal people not to be afraid of a long road”.
The attached video shows scenes at the Machpelah on Friday and on Motzie Shabbos (starts at 4:25)
Video credit: Dovid Cohen
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)