Hebron: A microcosm of Israel’s occupation of Palestine
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Hebron’s most explosive site, the Ibrahimi Mosque, known as the Cave of the Patriarchs by Jews, was the destination for Israeli President Isaac Herzog to mark the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah in November. Herzog, a former leader of Israel’s Labour Party and a supporter of the two-state solution, entered the religious site under the protection of a sizeable armed escort accompanied by leaders of the settler movement. Palestinians and Israeli left-wing activists who gathered in the area to protest the visit, as well as journalists, were prevented from coming near the site. Herzog’s visit invited a…

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