AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos August 2-8



Occupied Bodies 


Pictured here:  The violation of a body search is commonplace under occupation here in Hebron. After settlers had attacked Palestinians with stones, this Palestinian teenager was stopped and searched arbitrarily by Israeli soldiers. As is frequent, he was forced to pull up his top, spin around and wait by a wall until he was allowed to walk past.



Wait Here

Pictured here:  Access to one’s place of worship is a fundamental human right. Despite this, Palestinians are daily restricted by Israeli checkpoints as they journey to the Ibrahimi mosque in occupied Hebron. This Friday, Israeli Border Police were particularly aggressive and restrictive, detaining numerous Palestinians en route to Friday prayers.


Looking Back


Pictured here: A Palestinian girl turns to look at Israeli Border Police as they ID numerous Palestinians on their way to pray at the mosque on Friday. Sometimes faces tell the stories of occupation much better than words. 



A Walk through Occupation


Pictured here: A Palestinian girl walks through the streets of Hebron’s Old City during the weekly settler incursion. In an obnoxious show of force, power and control, approximately forty Israeli settlers and visitors occupied the streets of Hebron, flanked by dozens of Israeli soldiers and Border Police. As a consequence, Palestinian lives are further disrupted as shops close and restrictions of movement are heightened.



Road Works 


Pictured here: After countless floods on the streets of Hebron’s Old City, Palestinians have finally received permission from the Israeli military to develop drainage and infrastructure in the Souk. Palestinians cannot build in the H2 area of Hebron without the permission of the occupying Israeli army. 



Salam Alaykum

Pictured here: Occupation is not the ‘single story’ of Hebron. A sense of community is strong and it can take a long time to walk home once you have greeted all of your friends and neighbours. 



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