Mount Hebron

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Mount Hebron (Hebrew: הר חברון‎, Arabic: جبل الخليل‎) is a geographic region and geologic formation, making the bulk of the central Judean Mountains. The Hebron hills 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]

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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.