A ghost city revived: the remarkable transformation of Hebron

June 29th, 2015 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

By: The Guardian Cities

When the Israeli army barricaded the entrance to Usama Abu Sharek’s home in Hebron, he and his family were forced to climb over walls or clamber through windows on their way in and out of their 500-year-old property.
The barricades were to allow hardline Jewish settlers to reach their houses without having to encounter their Palestinian neighbours. But by then the Abu Shareks were the only Palestinian family left in their immediate vicinity of Hebron’s Old City anyway.

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