Hebron protest sparks clashes

Tensions increase as Israel declares site of Hebron mosque Israeli heritage location.

    Protesters gathered to mark the anniversary of a mosque attack in which 29 people were killed [AFP]

    "Hebron is always a flashpoint where confrontations often erupt between the Palestinian residents and the Israeli soldiers guarding about 400 Israeli settlers who live right in the heart of Hebron's old city," our correspondent said.

    "This is a very, very tense place, the most heavily populated district in the West Bank and the most divided.

    "The old city is divided into two areas: one under full Israeli control and one under Palestinian control, and in the old city, Palestinians are restricted from using their cars and they are banned from a lot of streets.

    "So there's a lot of tension on a daily basis."

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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