Photo: Rita Mendes-Flohr
Hebron: A Town That Has Become A Prison
“Now is the time to speak of a town that has become a prison.
Men, women and children live here, surrounded by a wall of houses.
These are the houses in which they were born,
and which strangers have invaded.
The army is everywhere –
in earthly matters, in sacred ritual, in public spaces
and in every realm of the individual.”
This is how MachsomWatch volunteers described a recent visit to the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in the old city of Hebron. It is snapshot of the continuous story of a cruel and unjust occupation, sparing no cost in the service of Jewish settlers living in the midst of a Palestinian neighborhood.