Hebron definition by Webster's New World
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city in the West Bank, southwest of Jerusalem: dates from Biblical times: pop. c. 120,000
Hebron definition by American Heritage Dictionary
In Arabic Al Kha·lil
A city of the West Bank south-southwest of Jerusalem. Sacred to both Jews and Arabs as the home and burial place of Abraham and (to Jews) as King David's capital for seven years, the city has figured in every war in Palestine and has a history of Jewish-Arab violence. Occupied by Israel in 1967, Hebron came under Palestinian control in 1996. Population: 160,000.