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Hebron is a city in the West Bank of about 200,000 (Palestinian) inhabitants and about 700 Jews. The city is located about 30 km south of Jerusalem. The old town is characterized by narrow, winding streets, stone houses with flat roofs and old markets. The main problem of Hebron is the presence of the so-called Tomb of the Patriarchs, considered by the Jews to be the second most sacred place but also venerated by Christians and Muslims as it is thought to be the tomb of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The religious site is located in the middle of the citadel, surrounded by a cordon of Israeli defense forces. After the 1994 Hebron massacre committed by Baruch Goldstein, who penetrated the mosque with a machine gun rifle opened fire on dozens of praying Muslims, the soldiers now have to keep order creating a ghost town around the area. The residential population has been evacuated. In this uninhabited portion remains an indescribable sense of desolation. A desert filled only by silence. Continuing along the narrowest street, which marks the entrance to the oldest part of the city, we find that sections of the road have been covered with plastic nets and sheets by the Palestinian population. In this area, in fact, the houses of the Jewish inhabitants dominate those of the Arabs, and only a grid protects those who walk from being struck by stones and rubbish thrown from the upper floors. The following images refer to the refugee camp of Balata near the city of Nablus, the most populous camp in the West Bank where about thirty thousand Palestinians have been living for seventy years. PALESTINE 2013
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