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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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Settler steals security camera from Palestinian home, Tel Rumeidah neighborhood, Hebron, 28 March 2020

On 28 March, Walid Abu ‘Eishah was woken by a noise outside and found his security cameras gone. B’Tselem had installed them 11 years ago after the family home was repeatedly attacked by settlers from the surrounding settlement of Tel Rumeidah (…

Playing the security card

The report demonstrates how Israel has been using security excuses to implement a policy that has made life unbearable for the Palestinian residents of Hebron’s city center (the Old City), in an effort to drive them from their homes. This policy…