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Mourners rage at Shalhevet's funeral
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Jerusalem Post - Jerusalem
Date: Apr 2, 2001
Start Page: 01
Section: News
Abstract (Document Summary)

A heavy IDF deployment was evident along the Jerusalem-Hebron highway. APCs and newly established army posts guarded the roads, and army roadblocks allowed only Israeli vehicles to pass through. In Hebron itself, a large number of soldiers secured the route from the Machpela Cave through Shuhada Street to the steep ascent to the cemetery. Outside the Machpela Cave, the crowd heard members of the Jewish community, among them [Shalhevet]'s teenage aunt, speak about the little baby they had loved.

In the cemetery surrounded by Palestinian homes, the crowd stood in the hot sun on the grassy slopes with soldiers guarding the area. Yitzhak Pass stood, sobbing as he recited kaddish, as the crowd passed around a large poster of Shalhevet with the caption, "Shalhevet - retake the Abu Sneneh hilltop now!"

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