Hebron is the second largest city in the occupied West Bank and the only Palestinian city with an Israeli settlement in the heart of it. The Breaking the Silence movement is organizing an English-language tour to the city on Wednesday, October 13. The departure will be from Gan Hapa’amon (Liberty Bell Garden) in Jerusalem at 8.30 am.
The tour will explore the harsh consequences of the policy of separation and Israel’s military presence in the city, and will be led by Israeli soldiers who broke their silence on their complicity with this reality during their military service in the occupied territories.
The tour will include stops at the grave of the Jewish mass-murderer Baruch Goldstein in the Kiryat Arba settlement; the square of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, the city’s former market (now abandoned due to the occupation) and its central Shuhada Street (named after Goldstein’s victims); the four Israeli settlements in Hebron; a talk with Palestinian activists in the neighborhood of Tel Rumeida; and a new settlement point established in 2014, called alternately the House of Contention, the House of Peace, the Rajabi House and the Brown House.
Participation is recommended for persons at least 16 years of age.
For more details and registration: https://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/tours/1?tid=697