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Hebron City Center

Israel established small settlements in the midst of the Palestinian population of Hebron’s city center. Based on what Israel calls “the principle of separation”, it has imposed physical and legal segregation between the hundreds of settlers and the thousands of Palestinians residents. Palestinians are subjected to extreme movement restrictions and hundreds of businesses were shut down. This, coupled with violence by settlers and security forces, has made life intolerable for Palestinians, leading to a mass exodus and the economic ruin of the downtown area. Israeli authorities thereby promote the driving out of Palestinians from Hebron’s city center.

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Israeli soldiers commandeer Palestinian car for protection, Hebron, 16 Feb. 2018

On Friday, 16 February 2018, settlers held their annual march in Hebron to commemorate the massacre at the Tomb of the Patriarchs (al-Haram al-Ibrahimi). Hani al-Ja'bri, a resident of Hebron, was driving home from Friday prayers with his four sons,…

B'Tselem Human Rights Review

B'Tselem's annual report on human rights in the Occupied Territories, covering the 16-month period from January 2009 to April 2010. The report surveys the events since the beginning of Operation Cast Lead. One and a half years after the operation,…

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