Source: Israel continuing to Judaise Ibrahimi Mosque, Palestinians say
Palestinians make call for Friday presence at key mosque in Hebron; Qais Abu Samra; Anadolu Agency
Honoring the life of Sarah: 50,000 Jews gather in Hebron for Shabbat; Aaron Reich; Jerusalem Post
Festivities over Shabbat were centered around the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, the large edifice built atop the cave by King Herod over 2,000 years ago.
Source: Honoring the life of Sarah: 50,000 Jews gather in Hebron for Shabbat
Al Ain ranked in world’s top 100 Instagram-worthy Unesco sites; Hayley Skirka; The National
Other regional entries include Hebron in Palestine and historic Petra, but Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro tops the list…
Source: Al Ain ranked in world’s top 100 Instagram-worthy Unesco sites
Hebron, World Heritage Site; Syria Times
The heritage of a divided city; Daoud Kuttab; The Statesman
As a young boy growing up in Bethlehem, Daoud Kuttab was often excited when his family had company. His dad, a Christian clergyman, loved to take them and the guests to Hebron. His dad would take them to the Cave of the Machpela, situated within the Ibrahimi Mosque, where Abraham and his family are buried and would tell the story of how Abraham obeyed God’s calling even when it came to the request to sacrifice his own son.
UNESCO Names Palestinian City of Hebron as World Heritage Site; Hasheemah Afaneh; Barakabits
Hebron has made it on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which makes it the 3rd Palestinian site on the list!
3 Middle Eastern locations added to UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list; Leyal Khaleef; Stepfeed
UNESCO’s 2017 update saw the global body add 21 sites to the existing list.