Friday, July 28, 2017


Wadi a-Nasara, al-Hareqa and Jabal Juhar are three Palestinian
neighborhoods (pop. ~45,000) in the southern part of Hebron. The
settlement of Kiryat Arba was established nearby, and settlers use the
main road that links the neighborhoods and leads to al-Haram al-Ibrahimi
(the Tomb of the Patriarchs). In Nov. 2002, Palestinians killed twelve
members of the Israeli security services on that road. The military then
erected a 2-km barrier between Wadi a-Nasara and the neighborhoods
south of it, barred vehicular access by Palestinians to the
neighborhood, and did not even allow Palestinian pedestrians to use the
road, forcing them to use a rock-strewn field by the side of the road.
In May 2017 the military barred Palestinians from walking even there,
and as of June irregularly allows them to do so.

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