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WATCH: IDF brings segregated streets back to Hebron

IDF re-segregates main road leading to Cave of the Patriarchs, two years after it ostensibly put an end to the policy.  

Israeli human rights group B’Tselem announced Thursday that the Israeli military has renewed segregation between Jews and Palestinians on the main street leading to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron since January. The military does not allow Palestinians to use the main part of the street and forces Palestinians to use a narrow, unpaved and rough pedestrian passageway.

According to B’Tselem, this policy had been previously implemented between September 2012 to March 2013. It was was temporarily stopped after the organization published a video (above) showing Border Police officers explaining that the main part of the street was for Jews only. The military withdrew the policy only once the video circulated widely and received much media coverage. Until recently, that is.

Since the 1994 Cave of the Patriarchs Massacre, in which an Israeli settler by the name of Baruch Goldstein murdered 29 Muslim worshippers, the Israeli military has adopted an official policy of separating Jews and Muslims in Hebron. However, only Palestinians bear the brunt of this policy, which places them under severe restrictions when it comes to travel and movement in downtown Hebron.

Related:
Prisoners in our own homes: A look at life in occupied Hebron
WATCH: A heartbreaking portrait of life in Hebron, in 9 minutes
Israel’s president went to Hebron for all the wrong reasons

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    1. Eliana

      Of course. Didn’t you realize Jews are a superior race? And that the goyim are meant to serve us so they get to take the inferior servants entrance? What’s the matter with you? Our rabbis tell us this. It is written in the holy Torah. We tell the Americans something else of course. Those idiots. But this is the real deal. Shalom.

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      • Sticky Rice

        Nonsense. Get out of here with your hatred. You sickening bovine.

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        • Bryan

          “Nonsense. Get out of here with your hatred. You sickening bovine.”

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    2. Mosher walter

      It may save some Jewish lives, but it will end up killing all Judaism and zionism as well

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    3. Cina

      Thank you for publishing this. It’s absolutely sickening. You guys do great work on this website. Keep it up!

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