IDF restricts access to building occupied by settlers in Hebron

After about 100 Israeli settlers moved into a building across from the Cave of the Patriarchs complex in Hebron on Tuesday, claiming that they had purchased Beit Hamachpela legally, the commander of the IDF's Judea Brigade, Col. Itzik Cohen, issued an order designating the structure as a closed military area. The IDF took the step in order to prevent more settlers from entering the building.

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