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Hebron 2015

Hebron is a city inside the West Bank, and was occupied by the Israeli army in 1967. It’s a holy city for Muslims, Jews and Christians. The Prophet Ibrahim and many of his family are buried there. This was an exclusively Muslim city for a long, long time. Then the Zionists moved in 400 colonists. And more than 4000 soldiers! They’ve turned the old Palestinian area into an open air prison and persecute the local people every single day.

approaching Hebron
As you approach Hebron, you see signs warning people to keep out as it is dangerous. These signs are here to scare tourists. Otherwise people might see in person what evil the Zionist occupiers are doing to the indigenous people.
Hebron markets
One of the market streets on occupied Hebron. Notice the sheets above the alleyway. These were put there by the locals to protect themselves from the stones, rocks, rubbish and faeces that the colonist settlers (who live on higher ground above) regularly throw at them.

Ibrahimi Masjid

The Ibrahimi Mosque, also known as the Sanctuary of Abraham, sits in the heart of the old city of Hebron. The Israeli occupiers, after invading the city, forcibly ejected Muslims from most of the property and converted it into a synagogue. They fly the Star of David above the structure as a constant reminder for the locals that the Israeli military controls the building.

Ibrahimi Masjid, Hebron
The army checkpoint outside the Ibrahimi Masjid, which is the burial place of Prophet Ibrahim. There are lots of armed Zionist soldiers here, and no one can enter the Masjid without going through the metal detector and being searched… unless you have a Western passport.
The army checkpoint outside the Ibrahimi Masjid
The army checkpoint outside the Ibrahimi Masjid
The army checkpoint outside the Ibrahimi Masjid
The army checkpoint outside the Ibrahimi Masjid
The army checkpoint outside the Ibrahimi Masjid
The army checkpoint outside the Ibrahimi Masjid, which is the burial place of Prophet Ibrahim. There are lots of armed Zionist soldiers here, and no one can enter the Masjid without going through the metal detector and being searched… unless you have a Western passport.
Zionist soldiers at Ibrahimi Masjid
You have to be careful taking photos, especially of the Zionist soldiers. You can see a few of them at the back in this photo.
The Muslim entrance to the Ibrahimi Masjid.
The Muslim entrance to the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Ibrahimi Masjid, Hebron
Ibrahimi Masjid, Hebron
Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid. Main prayer hall.
Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid. Main prayer hall. Where members of Prophet Ibrahim’s family are buried.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
Main prayer hall. Inside the Ibrahimi Masjid.
grave of Prophet Ibrahim
Inside this closed room is the grave of Prophet Ibrahim. You cannot go inside. But you can look through this window to see inside.
grave of Prophet Ibrahim
At the grave of Prophet Ibrahim. Through the other side you can see the window where the Jews look into the grave room.
The grave of Prophet Ibrahim.
The grave of Prophet Ibrahim.
The grave of Prophet Ibrahim.
The grave of Prophet Ibrahim.
The old Mihrab, Ibrahimi Masjid
The old Mihrab, near Prophet Ibrahim’s grave site.

Ever heard of the Hebron Massacre? Have a look at the photo below. From this balcony a murderous Zionist terrorist used a machine gun to shoot at the worshippers in the mosque. After the mass murder, the Zionists closed the mosque for nine months and refused to let Muslims back inside. When it finally reopened, the local Muslims discovered that 60% of the Masjid had been blocked off and was now being used as a Synagogue by the colonists. Who also raised the Zionist flag over the roof of the Masjid as an additional insult to the local people.

Inside Ibrahimi Masjid
Inside Ibrahimi Masjid
Outside view of the Ibrahimi Masjid
Outside view of the Ibrahimi Masjid, which has been mostly taken over by the colonists who use it as a Synagogue, and fly Zionist flags from the roof top.

Hebron centre

Walking towards occupied Hebron city centre.
Walking towards occupied Hebron city centre.
Martyr Street (Shuhada Street) Hebron
This is Martyr Street (Shuhada Street). It used to be the centre of Hebron and very busy. The Zionists have banned Palestinians from even walking down it, and have split the town in half. Only colonists (and Westerners) are allowed to walk down this road. Palestinians would be either shot or arrested.
Martyr Street (Shuhada Street) Hebron
Near Martyr Street (Shuhada Street), the local Palestinians have been forced out of the top floor of their homes, and the top floor is now used as a Military station by Zionist occupation soldiers.
Occupied Hebron
This section of Hebron had been fenced off by the Zionists and soldiers are posted to keep the Palestinians from getting out. The locals are only allowed out during a few hours a day, which means if they have an emergency inside there, they are trapped. People going in and out are harassed by the soldiers, including young school children.
Occupied Hebron
This section of Hebron had been fenced off by the Zionists and soldiers are posted to keep the Palestinians from getting out. The locals are only allowed out during a few hours a day, which means if they have an emergency inside there, they are trapped. People going in and out are harassed by the soldiers, including young school children.
Occupied Hebron.
Occupied Hebron.
Martyr Street (Shuhada Street) Hebron
Zionist occupation army soldier guarding Martyr Street (Shuhada Street).
Martyr Street (Shuhada Street) Hebron
A Zionist colonist walks freely down Martyr Street (Shuhada Street). A Palestinian would not be allowed to do that.
Zionist fanatic settlers
Zionist fanatic settlers have ironically written “Free Israel” on a military guard tower. They believe all of Palestine belongs to them because Jews are the Chosen People of God and are therefore superior and deserving of the land.
Zionist occupier colonists in Hebron
400 Zionist occupier colonists live in this section of Hebron. They are defended by 4000 Israeli soldiers.
Zionist propaganda
Zionist propaganda demonizing Palestinians. The occupation forces put this here for the tourists to see.
Martyr Street. Hebron.
Martyr Street. Used to be the commercial hub of Hebron. Now they have banned Palestinians from even walking down here.
Martyr Street, Hebron.
Martyr Street, Hebron.
Martyr Street, Hebron.
Martyr Street, Hebron.
Palestinian school in Hebron
This used to be the Palestinian school in Hebron. The Zionist army took it over (for “security reasons”) and then a few months later turned it into a school for the colonist settlers.
Occupied Hebron
The Zionist colonists who live on higher ground regularly throw their rubbish down onto the homes of the Palestinians below. This street has no people left, as they could no longer live here.
Hebron market
Market area, outside the Zionist control zone, where life is a bit more normal. The Palestinian Authority is allowed to run this part.
Occupied Hebron
Market area, outside the Zionist control zone, where life is a bit more normal. The Palestinian Authority is allowed to run this part.
Hebron market
Market area, outside the Zionist control zone
The Rachel Corrie Cafe, Hebron
The Corrie Cafe. Dedicated to American activist Rachel Corrie, who was murdered by the Zionists.
Hebron market
Market area, outside the Zionist control zone, where life is a bit more normal.
Zionist road blocks in Hebron
Zionist road blocks which have split Hebron into smaller zones, and restricted the Palestinian’s ability to move around town, so they can control the local people.
Hebron glass-blowing workshop.
Hebron glass-blowing workshop.
Hebron glass-blowing workshop.
Hebron glass-blowing workshop.
Hebron glass-blowing workshop.
Hebron glass-blowing workshop.
Palestinian soldiers
A motorcade of Palestinian soldiers, who are on their way to the funeral of a deceased colleague.
Hebron butcher shop
Butchers selling camel meat. You can even buy a whole dead camel, just like the one hung outside.

Apartheid Wall

Zionist military checkpoint
Zionist military checkpoint which stops the Palestinians getting to Jerusalem.
Zionist military checkpoint
Zionist military checkpoint which stops the Palestinians getting to Jerusalem. You aren’t supposed to take photographs here.
The Apartheid wall.
The Apartheid wall. They have two types. An ugly grey one for the Palestinians. Then a prettier brick one near where the colonists live, because the colonisers complained the wall was too ugly to look at. Here you can see where the two designs meet.

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