Israeli security forces weld shut entrance to Hebron home, Aug. 2017

September 2017

On 13 Aug. 2017, Rania al-Muhtaseb documented Israeli security forces coming to her home in central Hebron and welding shut a door to the house, on the unfounded grounds that the entrance served “fleeing suspects”. The forces used severe violence against her aunt, Zleikhah al-Muhtaseb, 55, who tried to prevent the welding. This is yet another example Israel’s policy of segregation and restriction on Palestinian movement in central Hebron, which is coupled with abuse, violence and daily harassment by security forces and settlers.