Old City and Market of Al Khalil (Hebron)

Old City and Market of Al Khalil (Hebron) boy walking
Old City and Market of Al Khalil (Hebron) © 2017 Susan M Hall

The Old City and Market of Hebron

The Old City and Market of Al Khalil (Hebron) is a thruway to the Ibrahimi Mosque (Muslim), also known as, the Cave of the Patriarchs (Jewish).  The shrine is sacred to Muslims, Christians and Jews as the traditional burial-place of Abraham and Sarah; Isaac and Rebekah; Jacob and Leah.

Since 1997 Hebron has been divided into two sections: the Palestinian-controlled H1 which comprises  80% of the city, and the IDF-controlled H2 which includes the Cave of the Patriarchs.  The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) control access to the mosque through a series of turnstiles and checkpoints.

Old City and Market of Al Khalil (Hebron) shop door locked
© 2017 Susan M Hall

“Free Palestine”

Many Palestinians have shuttered their businesses and left the area.

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