09.02.2011 05.Adar l, 5771
IDF station in Hebron made off limits to settlers after 30 years
The Mitkanim outpost, adjacent to the city's Avraham Avinu neighborhood, served as a shortcut to Shuhada Street, one of Hebron's main arteries.
The Israel Defense Forces has finally closed one of its main outposts in Hebron to Jewish settlers.
The Mitkanim outpost, adjacent to the city's Avraham Avinu neighborhood, is permanently staffed by a company of soldiers. But while all other army bases and outposts nationwide are closed to civilians unless they obtain a special permit, Mitkanim has served Avraham Avinu residents for 30 years as a shortcut to Shuhada Street, which is one of Hebron's main arteries….