Mount Hebron

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Mount Hebron (Hebrew: הר חברון‎‎, Arabic: جبل الخليل‎‎) is a geographic region and geologic formation, comprising the bulk of the central Judean Mountains. The Hebron hills are located in the southern West Bank,[1][2] with its western foothills extending into Israel.[3]

The Hebron Hills region was in biblical times a center of the Israelite and during the classic period of the Hasmonean and Herodian kingdoms.

The Hebron Hills form the southern and eastern border of Mediterranean vegetation in Israel.

A 2012 survey by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority discovered 54 rare plant species in the region, more than half of them in cultivated fields. They include Boissiera squarrosa, a type of grass; Legousia hybrida, a plant from the bellflower family; and Resesda globulosa, a rare mignonette.[4]

The region is known for its vineyards since Biblical Times, both Israelis (from both parts of the Green Line) and Palestinians are farming grapes in the regions. Israelis also have many local wineries in the region, among them the famous Yatir Winery.

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  1. ^ Mijal Grinberg (2007-02-14). "Security forces demolish seven houses in Mt. Hebron villages". Haaretz. Archived from the original on 16 February 2007. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  2. ^ Europa World Year Book 2. Taylor & Francis Group. p. 3308. ISBN 978-1-85743-255-8. 
  3. ^ Philip J. King (1983). American Archaeology in the Mideast. American Schools of Oriental Research. p. 217. Kibbutz Lahav, located in the western foothills of Mount Hebron in Israel 
  4. ^ Zafrir Rinat (15 March 2012). "Treasure trove of rare plants found in Israel's Hebron Hills". Haaretz. Retrieved 26 January 2014.