Closure of al-Fawwar R.C., July 2016

August 2016
Filmed by: 
Musa Abu Hashhash

In a measure of collective punishment, following attacks perpetrated by local Palestinians in early July, the Israeli military imposed strict travel restrictions on Palestinians in the Hebron District, disrupting the daily life and routine of nearly one million people. In al-Fawwar R.C., home to 10,000 residents, the main entrance was closed and most of the dirt roads leading to it were blocked off. B’Tselem field researcher Musa Abu Hashhash filmed residents having no choice but to walk on foot past the closed gate carrying heavy burdens.