Hebron city center

Hebron city center

Over the years, several very small Israeli settlements were established in or near the Old City of Hebron, the commercial hub for the entire southern West Bank. Israeli security forces drew on the need to protect these settlements as justification for a policy based on the principle of separation, leading to severe restrictions on Palestinian movement and a lack of law enforcement in the case of violent settlers. As a result of this policy, many Palestinians have abandoned their homes and the economy of the city center has collapsed.

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