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 (hĕb′rŏn′, -rôn′, hē′brən) In Arabic Al Kha·lil (äl kä-lēl′, KHä-)
A city of the West Bank south-southwest of Jerusalem. Sacred to both Jews and Muslims as the home and burial place of Abraham and (to Jews) as King David's capital for seven years, the city has a history of Jewish-Arab violence. Hebron was occupied by Israel in 1967, but control of most of the city was transferred to the Palestinians in 1997.
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(ˈhɛbrɒn; ˈhiː-)
(Placename) a city in the West Bank: famous for the Haram, which includes the cenotaphs of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah. Pop: 168 000 (2005 est). Arabic name: El Khalil
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(ˈhi brən)

an ancient city of Palestine, formerly in W Jordan; occupied by Israel 1967–97; since 1997 under Palestinian self-rule. Arabic, El Khalil.
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His eyes are more beautiful than the jewels of the Pectoral, and his flesh is like the honey of Hebron."
Hebron. She went out to America when she was young, and lived in the town of Atlanta, where she married this Hebron, who was a lawyer with a good practice.
"That is John Hebron, of Atlanta," said the lady, "and a nobler man never walked the earth.
Moses and Joshua provided six cities of refuge -- Bezer, Golan, Ramoth, Kadesh, Schekem and Hebron -- to which one who had taken life inadvertently could flee when hunted by relatives of the deceased.
It does not pay to "fly" minerals and oil a mile farther than is necessary; but the risks of transhipping to submersibles in the ice pack off Nain or Hebron are so great that these heavy freighters fly down to Halifax direct, and scent the air as they go.
Jerusalem, Jericho, Shechem, Hebron, the Valley of Nachshon.
JEWISH settlers began attacking Palestinians yesterday as they returned home from the funeral of an Israeli soldier, shooting dead a 14year-old girl and wounding several others in the West Bank city of Hebron, Palestinians said.
Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation announced that Robert Hebron, a principal of Ingram & Hebron Realty, has been elected to its board of directors.
Trade, commerce and exports have been strangled; imports of fuel, food and materials are constantly interrupted; tourism has died (Bethlehem was deserted at Christmas time); jobs in Israel are cut off; houses and buildings have been destroyed; travel from place to place was made impossible, with the result that in places like Hebron, three-quarters or more of the Palestinian population are now unemployed and everyone lives in dire poverty.
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An Israeli soldier wounded at least 10 people when he opened fire on Palestinians in Hebron's market place yesterday.
South of the Tomb, nicknamed "The Cave" by Jewish settlers, lay the city of Hebron, its lights dimmed in the cold, dry winter night.