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Jewish families move into two adjacent Palestinian buildings in Hebron

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Twenty Jewish families moved into two adjacent buildings in the West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday, saying they had purchased the structures from the Palestinians owners.

The stone buildings are located on the road that runs past the Cave of the Patriarchs in the direction of the Avraham Avinu complex.

According to Shlomo Levinger, a spokesman for the families, the families have all the necessary permits to move in.

The structures themselves are empty. Levinger said that after sale was completed the Palestinian families left.

Dozens of activists have entered the structures along with the families. Border police have blocked off the paths to the house.

Separately, violence broke out between settlers and Palestinians down the road near the Cave of the Patriarchs. The IDF shot tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the riot.

The move marks the third time in the last decade that Jews have purchased and attempted to move into Palestinian homes.

In 2012, Jewish families from Hebron purchased a


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