IDF allows Israeli settlers to renovate abandoned base in Gush Etzion
Palestinians sought to build hospital on site that is now used by settlers to stage events.
IDF officials have allowed settlers to renovate buildings on an abandoned West Bank army base in Gush Etzion, on land coveted by both settlers and Palestinians. The land, on a hilltop about half a kilometer from the Palestinian village of Beit Sahur in the Bethlehem district, housed an army base during the British Mandate period. The base was transferred to Jordanian control and later to the IDF. During the...
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