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Op-ed in PA daily distorts biblical account as “Israel’s transparent stories and tales” in order to deny Jewish connection to Hebron

Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

“[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is attempting to use even Israel’s transparent stories and tales in order to get out of his personal troubles. An example of this is the statement he recently gave regarding the settlement in Hebron, when he said that: ‘Israeli settlement in Hebron rests on historical rights.’ This is despite [the fact] that the young people in the Jewish schools know that Abraham – when his wife Sarah died and he wanted to buy a plot of land in order to bury her – discovered that the Canaanite laws in Hebron forbid selling land to foreigners, and therefore the king of Hebron was forced to give him a cave in order to bury his wife (sic., according to Genesis, the Hittites offered to let Abraham bury Sarah wherever he pleased without paying for the plot, but he insisted on buying the Cave of the Patriarchs, which did not belong to a king of Hebron).”