Halhul


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Halhul

(hăl`həl), in the Bible, town, S ancient Palestine, N of Hebron.
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Separately, forces raided Halhul town, north of Hebron, where they proceeded to broke into and ransack a Modern Babel printing house.
About half an hour earlier, Israeli troops shot and seriously wounded a Palestinian woman in the town of Halhul, near Hebron.
The spokesman of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlement, Mohammed Awad, said in a statement that Israeli troops stormed the towns of Beit Ummar, Halhul and Dura and arrested 20 Palestinians.
They set up roadblocks at the entrances of both Sa'ir and Halhul towns to the North of the city, where they stopped and examined Palestinian-registered vehicles and inspected passengers' identification cards.
Israeli soldiers also raided several Hebron neighborhoods and set up flying checkpoints at the entrances of Bani Na'im, Idhna, Sa'ir, Halhul, al-Samou' and Beit 'Awwa towns, where they stopped and inspected all vehicles with Palestinian registration plates and examined passengers identity cards, causing traffic jams.
Meanwhile, troops arrested another 16-year-old Palestinian from the Old City of Hebron and raided many neighborhoods in the city, setting up roadblocks at the entrances of Sa'ir and Halhul, where they stopped Palestinian-registered vehicles, interrogated passengers and examined their ID cards.
The Israeli youngsters' bodies were found near the West Bank town of Halhul, some 10 minutes drive from the roadside where they were last seen hitchhiking.
Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, said the bodies were found ''under a pile of rocks'' near the village of Halhul, just north of Hebron.
The surge in rocket fire coincided with the start of a huge Israeli arrest operation in the West Bank aimed at finding the teens, whose bodies were discovered in a field near Halhul.
Israeli troops patrol the area between the West Bank village of Halhul and the adjacent city of Hebron, on June 24, 2014 as they search for three Israeli teenagers who went missing in the West Bank
Halhul is an agricultural town in the rock-ribbed hills just south of Bethlehem.
Meanwhile, settlers from Karmi Tzur settlement near Hebron uprooted another 30 olive trees east of Halhul.