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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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Jaber neighborhood, central Hebron: Soldiers fire live ammunition to protect settlers vandalizing nine cars in Hebron

On 29 August 2021, at around 2:00 A.M., about 15 settlers smashed the windows and damaged nine cars belonging to residents of the Jaber neighborhood in central Hebron. The residents are forced to park away from their homes, on the street behind the…
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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…