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New Hebron Settlement

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New Hebron Settlement

  1. 1. The New Settlement in Hebron March, 2007
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. “… 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:
  5. 5. Movement Restrictions No Cars No Walking <ul><li>Near the Settlement: </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,500 shops closed </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 900 apartments empty </li></ul>
  6. 6. New Settlement Prayers Rd Givat Ha’avot Tomb of the Patriarchs
  7. 7. New Settlement <ul><li>As a result: </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of Palestinians under severe movement restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of soldiers to protect another large area in Hebron </li></ul><ul><li>Rising the tension in the whole area </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hundreds(!) of Settlers
  9. 9. Bringing Water Connecting to Electricity
  10. 10. School Children Studying inside Yeshiva Students in the House
  11. 11. Constant Presence of Soldiers Inside the House to Protect the Settlers The House is BIG (c. 4000 sq. meter)
  12. 12. Despite army and police restrictions, Peace Now’s protesting in Hebron, 25/3/07
  13. 13. <ul><li>More Details on Settlements see: </li></ul><ul><li>www.peacenow.org.il </li></ul>

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