Video-Moving house in Hebron: Mission all but impossible

Since the mid-1990s, the Israeli military has imposed a policy of segregation in the center of Hebron. As part of this policy, major streets in the area have been declared off limits to Palestinians, some entirely and others only to vehicles. One street on which Palestinians are only allowed on foot is a-Sahla Street, which lies south of al-Haram al-Ibrahimi (the Tomb of the Patriarchs). Checkpoints have been placed at either end of the street – Checkpoint 160 at one end and the Pharmacy Checkpoint at the other

Israel’s policy of segregation and restricting the movement of Palestinians in central Hebron, coupled with abuse, violence and daily harassment by security forces and settlers, have made life there intolerable for Palestinians. As a result, thousands have moved out of the area. The tight military control and Israel’s policy of segregation gives rise to absurd situations in which even ordinary acts such as moving house is physically and logistically all but impossible, involving massive efforts and damage to property – not to mention the emotional cost of risking confrontation and punishment

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