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New Hebron Settlement New Hebron Settlement Presentation Transcript

  • The New Settlement in Hebron March, 2007
  • Hebron Protocol 17/1/1997 Between Israel and the Palestinian Authority divided the city: H1 Area – Palestinian control 18 km 2 130,000 Palestinians H2 Area – Israeli control 4 km 2 35 ,000 Palestinians 600 Israeli Settlers
  • The Settlements In Hebron 200 Students 40 Families 30 Families 70 People Over 600 Settlers in the middle of a Palestinian City , spoiling the lives of Thousands of Palestinians
  • “… The assumption according to which it was possible to maintain ordinary Palestinian daily-life in the area, side by side with Israeli daily-life, contradicts the separation principle , which is the basis of the security plan for the defense of the area”. A letter from the legal adviser of the ministry of defense, 31/1/07:
  • Movement Restrictions No Cars No Walking
    • Near the Settlement:
    • Over 1,500 shops closed
    • Almost 900 apartments empty
  • New Settlement Prayers Rd Givat Ha’avot Tomb of the Patriarchs
  • New Settlement
    • As a result:
    • Thousands of Palestinians under severe movement restrictions
    • Hundreds of soldiers to protect another large area in Hebron
    • Rising the tension in the whole area
  • Hundreds(!) of Settlers
  • Bringing Water Connecting to Electricity
  • School Children Studying inside Yeshiva Students in the House
  • Constant Presence of Soldiers Inside the House to Protect the Settlers The House is BIG (c. 4000 sq. meter)
  • Despite army and police restrictions, Peace Now’s protesting in Hebron, 25/3/07
    • More Details on Settlements see:
    • www.peacenow.org.il