Saturday, December 12, 2009


These are a few shots from a trip about a week ago to Hebron, the largest city in the West Bank. It's home to around 180,000 Palestinians and around 300 Jewish settlers living in a small compound at the heart of the city. The Israeli army evicted all Palestinian homes and shops in the center of the city to prevent clashes between the small settler population and local Palestinians - making much of Hebron's center a ghost town. The city was a hotbed of violence during the last intifada, and it continues to be one of the most tense spots in the West Bank. Scores Israeli soldiers continue to occupy and patrol the city.

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