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Hebron

[ hee-bruhn, heb-ruhn ]
/ ˈhi brən, ˈhɛb rən /
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noun
an ancient city of Palestine, formerly in west Jordan; occupied by Israel 1967–97; since 1997 mostly under Palestinian self-rule.
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Arabic Al Kha·lil [ahl kah-leel, khah-], /ɑl kɑˈlil, xɑ-/, El Kha·lil [el kah-leel] /ˌɛl kɑˈlil/ .

Origin of Hebron

First recorded in 1550–70; from Hebrew Ḥebhrōn
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British Dictionary definitions for Hebron

Hebron
/ (ˈhɛbrɒn, ˈhiː-) /

noun
a city in the West Bank: famous for the Haram, which includes the cenotaphs of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah. Pop: 168 000 (2005 est)Arabic name: El Khalil
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