AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos July 18-24

A week of occupation in photos: July 18 - July 24
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"Day of Rage"

Pictured here: Two Red Cresent Society ambulances wait to transfer injured to hospitals as clashes erupted across the occupied West Bank on the Day of RageJuly 21, 2017.  Palestinians are protesting new Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif complex. In Hebron, Palestinians gathered at the Hussein Stadium for Friday prayer. Following prayer, CPT witnessed clashes that erupted from Bab al-Zawiya, and reached the area of the Hebron governmental hospital. CPT observed Israeli soldiers who took over the roof tops of several Palestinian homes and turned them into temporary military posts, where the soldiers shot tear-gas, rubber-coated bullets, and live ammunition at Palestinians.
 
 (July 21, 2017)
 

Life goes on  

Pictured here:  A young man continues his daily chores of moving sheep through the Old City of Al Khalil despite the risk of walking into the path of Israeli Soldiers who are frequently out on patrol. Today he was not stopped and asked for his ID or body searched but the next time he encounters soldiers he may not be so lucky.
 (July 19, 2017)
 

Relief or Concern?

Pictured here: The gates to the military base at Baba al Baladeya are closed and padlocked shut as the last of the soldiers enter. Today this gives a sense of relief because it means a respite in the intimidation of Palestinians by the Isreali soldiers as they move around the Old City. On other occasions, there is a great sense of concern as boys as young as thirteen are arrested, handcuffed and sometimes blindfolded and taken behind the gates where what is happening to them cannot be witnessed.
 
 (July 23, 2017)
 

Restricted Movement    

Pictured here:  Israeli soldiers are pictured disrupting the movement of a Palestinian youth in the Old City, Hebron. Israel's policy, results in real hardship and constant uncertainty in people's daily lives in terms of everyday tasks such as worship at a mosque, going to school, shopping for food, or visiting friends. Worse still, the streets of Hebron are dangerous for Palestinians. Palestinians, Israel soldiers clash in West Bank's Hebron | world-news. Additionally, 36 Israelis, two US nationals, a Jordanian, an |Eritean and a Sudanese have died according to an AFP count. With limited movement and over numerous checkpoints, Palestinians are questioned and detained for no other reason than they happen to be walking around the neighbourhood, often by teen age soldiers. The Palestinian pictured here was imprisoned.    
(July 23, 2017)
 

Summer Camp 

Pictured here:  Ninety children this week have been enjoying summer camp organised by our neighbour and kindergarten director in our newly paved street. “We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” - Charles Schaefer, Bee Kids.

(July 19, 2017)