Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Never too late: basic info on Hebron

  • Hebron is the second largest city in the occupied Palestinian territory (around 170 000 inhabitants).
  • It is the only Palestinian city with Israeli settlements in the heart of Palestinian neighborhoods.
  • It houses the Tomb of Abraham and Sara, Jacob and Rebbeca, Izaak and Leah, and supposedly Adam and Eve, being a holy site for Jews, Muslims (4th holiest place after Mekka, Medina and Al-Aqsa) and Christians.
  • It is divided in 2 areas: H1 - Palestinan controlled and H2 - Israeli controlled.
  • H2 contains all the historical old city with the tomb of Abraham.

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