I have posted in the past about the policy of ethnic separation around the Jewish houses in Hebron. Shuhada street – once the location of a central market – was first closed to Palestinian cars, and now even Palestinian pedestrians must walk along a tiny dirt road, while Jewish settlers and their guests get the rest of the street. The pretext might be security, but the policy (like in the rest of the West Bank) is ethnic segregation.
Watch this B’tzelem video to see what’s going on not far away, on the road near the Tomb of the Patriarchs:
For more context on this video and the area, see here.
IMAGE: Segregated street for Palestinians, Jews in Hebron
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