Aerial overview of Hebron old city.
Hebron is a Palestinian city in the southern West Bank, 30 km (19 mi) south of Jerusalem. Located in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 930 meters (3,050 ft) above sea level. The largest city in the West Bank, and the second largest in the Palestinian territories.
Jews, Christians, and Muslims all venerate Hebron for its association with Abraham.
The name “Hebron” traces back to two Semitic roots, in Hebrew and Amorite and denoting a range of meanings from “colleague”, “unite” or “friend”.
Hebron is the holy place where your feet literally walk the same steps and paths as the three patriarchs of Judaism, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is not only holy to the Jewish people but also Muslims and Christians.
Places to explore and offer prayer include: Cave of the Patriarchs, Abraham’s Well, Tel Rumeida Bronze Age archeological park and army base, the burial place of Biblical Ruth and Yishai (Jesse).