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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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Soldiers disperse stone-throwing with “rubber” bullets, costing 14-year-old onlooker his eye

On Friday, 9 April 2021, at around 1:00 P.M., about 20 children and teens threw stones at some eight soldiers in the neighborhood of Bab a-Zawiya in Hebron. The soldiers fired rubber-coated metal bullets at them. On a nearby street, about 50 meters…

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…