Palestine City: Hebron
Hebron (El Halil) is the largest city and the capital of the province of the same name, lies at an altitude of 927 meters above sea level in the southern part of the Jews, 40 km south of Jerusalem (now it is the area of Palestinian autonomy). Many Jews still live in the city, and there are divisions of the Israeli army, so access here from the main territory of the country is ideally free, although in practice from the Arab sector H1 in the Jewish quarters of the H2 sector (however, much more Arabs live here than Jews) You can only pass through 16 gearbox.
This is one of the oldest cities in the world (mentioned in the Bible as Kiriaf Arba), the capital of Tsar David (950 g. to N. NS.) and the shrine of three religions, revered in Judaism by the second holiness city after Jerusalem. The main point of attraction in Hebron – the cave tomb of Makhpela (Mearat ha Mahpela, "Double cave"), in which, according to legends, biblical patriarchs are buried and their wives (Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekka, Jacob and Leah), which is equal to both Jews and Christians and Muslims. According to the legend, the first people on Earth are also resting here – Adam and Eve.
You can also explore the remnants of the Byzantine Church and Abraham Well, the stony house of the our Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Trinity, the ruins of the ancient settlement of Elonia-Mamre, Synagogu Abraham and the ancient Jewish cemetery, as well as the picturesque Muslim quarters.
Reviews and studies of trips
Hevron. Jewish antiquities
So I visited the city of Prawts and Pramatery – Hebron. Without visiting Hebron, it is impossible to penetrate the spirit of Jewish history. It is difficult to understand the modern confrontation of two great peoples – Jews and Arabs. Read more →
Libermanov | October 2013
Israel. Off Beaten Track
I firmly stood on my idea "We are going north". I wanted to walk on the Naked Heights and Hermon. Looking ahead, I will say: Winter on Golan – Not the best time for hiking haiks. Read more →