Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Yesterday, IDF Radio interviewed officer Yuval Sharon who is stationed in Hebron. Among other things, he said that at the funeral there was a group of young people who were chanting "Revenge"; others (the older ones) then responded by chanting "you shall not kill". The officer said that in the Hebron Jewish community "exactly as with the Palestinians" the new generation is increasingly confrontational and doesn't remember things being other than they are now.

Hebron is a unique situation in that it is the only settlement in which Israelis and Arabs live right next to each other. The Israelis who live there see themselves as reestablishing the old Jewish community there which was forced out in the riots of 1929.

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