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; of Palestinian human rights in Hebron because of the "presence of the settlers within the city." The organization cites regular incidents of "almost daily physical violence and property damage by settlers in the city", curfews and restrictions of movement that are "among the harshest in the Occupied Territories", and violence by Israeli border policemen and the IDF against Palestinians who live in the city's H2 sector. WikiPedia:Hebron

called service

to get to Hebron from Jerusalem is to take a so-called Service-Taxi to Betlehem, then ask the driver where to take another Service-Taxi to Hebron. Total cost for one-way trip to Hebron is around NIS 15 (US$4). Get around '''Make sure to agree on a price for a taxi before getting in.''' Taxi rides within the city shouldn't cost anything more than 15-20 shekels. For seeing sights out-of-town, it's best to take a service-taxi (the Palestinian version of a ''sherut'', called a ''serv-eese'' in Arabic) at the service-taxi bus station or negotiate a fair price with a taxi driver. See * WikiPedia:Hebron

drawing attention

204 Palestinian civilians as well as 24 members of the Palestinian security forces, with approximately 10,000 wounded. Thirteen Israeli civilians and eleven members of the Israeli security forces had been killed by Palestinian civilians and five security personnel killed by their Palestinian counterparts. Whilst also drawing attention attention to Human Rights violations by the Palestinian Authority the reports main concern is the use of excessive force by Israeli forces in dispersing demonstrations by unarmed Palestinians, in particular the use of live ammunition. It called for an international commission of inquiry. Information sheet December 2000. Pages 39, 40. * 2001 - '''Civilians Under Siege. Restrictions of Freedom of Movement as Collective Punishment''' found that the Israeli security establishment was using Collective Punishment as "a deterrent" to discourage Palestinian attacks and that this was immoral, a gross violation of international law and a "slippery slope" that could lead to "the kinds of punishment that most people would find detestable." It noted that Hebron had been under intermittent curfew for three months. Information Sheet January 2001. Page 32. * 2001 - '''No Way Out. Medical Implications of Israel's Siege Policy''' concluded that Israel's policy of restricting Palestinian freedom of movement in the West Bank amounted to collective punishment. It notes that the International Committee of the Red Cross had reached the same conclusion (February 2001). Information Sheet June 2001. ISSN 0792-8114. Page 14. In Hebron, the slogans "Arabs to the crematoria" and "Arabs - sub-human (wikt:subhuman)s" were once spray-painted on a wall by an unknown, and anti-Arab graffiti has been spray-painted in Jerusalem. U.S. Department of State Annual Report on International Religious Freedom for 2005 - Israel and the Occupied Territories. November 2005 Leftists noted that this graffiti remains for long periods of time compared to others, and painted swastikas beside the graffiti in order to hasten the city to take action. http: www.haaretzdaily.com hasen pages ShArt.jhtml?itemNo 255169&contrassID 2&subContrassID 5&sbSubContrassID 0&listSrc Y death_date WikiPedia:Hebron

early centuries

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'' in Arabic) at the service-taxi bus station or negotiate a fair price with a taxi driver. See * WikiPedia:Hebron


, 2000 url http: archive.salon.com news feature 2000 03 24 stephanopoulos index.html accessdate 2009-08-06 Upon arrival Arafat and the patriarch were refused entry by the ROCOR clergy, who held that Alexy had no legitimate authority. Two weeks afterwards police officers of the Palestinian Authority arrived and by "assaulting and cursing priests and nuns" they managed to evict the ROCOR clergy and then turned over the property to the ROC. ref name "CNS" >


. Israeli–Palestinian conflict Kristof supports Israeli and U.S. negotiation with Hamas as a means to resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. He criticizes Israel for what he views as collective punishment of Gazans and holds that the lack of negotiations only strengthens extremists. Strengthening Extremists by Nicholas D. Kristof, ''New York Times'', June 19, 2008. He also advocates

removing Israeli settlements from Hebron since "the financial cost is mind-boggling, and the diplomatic cost is greater," even if the settlements were not illegal in the eyes of much of the world. Kristof contrasts "two Israels": an oppressive security state in the Palestinian territories and a "paragon of justice, decency, fairness - and peace," in the work of Israeli human rights activists, journalists, and jurists.

06 22 opinion 22kristof.html The Two Israels by Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times, June 22, 2008. '''Kiryat Arba''' or '''Qiryat Arba''' ( ), lit. "Town of the Four," is an urban Israeli settlement on the outskirts of Hebron, in the Judean Mountains region of the West Bank. In 2008, Kiryat Arba had a population of 7,200.

military roles

operations on all three fronts, including Yiftach (Operation Yiftach) in the Galilee, Danny (Operation Danny) in the Centre, Yoav (Operation Yoav), and Horev (Operation Horev) in the Negev. His last major military roles as commander were in October and December 1948: Operation Operation Yoav towards the Hebron Hills and Operation Horev along the Southern Egyptian Front. In June 2001, Judge Rachel Shalev-Gartel of the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ruled that Hass had

field news

; Survivors and descendants of the prior community are mixed. Some support the project of Jewish redevelopment, others commend living in peace with Hebronite Arabs, while a third group recommend a full pullout. ''The Jerusalem Post''. "Field News 10 2 2002 Hebron Jews' offspring divided over city's fate", 2006-05-16 Descendants supporting

nearby military

Levinger , together with a group of Israelis posing as Swiss tourists, rented the main hotel in Hebron and then refused to leave. The Labor government (Israeli Labor Party)'s survival depended on the religious Zionism-associated National Religious Party and was, under pressure of this party, reluctant to evacuate the settlers. Defence Minister Moshe Dayan ordered their evacuation but agreed to their relocation to the nearby

military base on the eastern outskirts of Hebron which was to become the settlement Kiryat Arba. ''Occupation in Hebron'', pp. 10-12. Alternative Information Center, 2004 After heavy lobbying by Levinger, the settlement gained the tacit support of Levi Eshkol and Yigal Allon, while it was opposed by Abba Eban and Pinhas Sapir. WikiPedia:Hebron


'''Hebron''' (Arabic (Arabic language): .

Hebron is a busy hub of West Bank trade, responsible for roughly a third of the area's gross domestic product, largely due to the sale of marble from quarries. . and notably has no cinemas or places of entertainment. Hebron is detached to cities of ad-Dhahiriya, Dura (Dura, Hebron), Yatta (Yatta, Hebron), the surrounding villages with no borders.

Hebron is also the largest Palestinian governorate with its population of 600,364 (2010). Hebron Governorate pp. 59, 60

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