Border Police detain Palestinian photographer, allow settlers to harass him, 2017
18 July 2017
On 12 March 2017, during the Jewish holiday of Purim (traditionally celebrated by dressing up), A B’Tselem volunteer filmed a Hebron resident who, while documenting the detention of a Palestinian youth at a checkpoint, was detained himself. He was then harassed by settlers while Israeli Border Police stand stood by and did nothing. The Israeli officers’ conduct is part of a longstanding policy of appropriating Palestinian urban areas in Hebron for the benefit of settlers. Israel thereby promotes the ongoing silent displacement of Palestinians from the center of Hebron.