The centre of Hebron, in the Westbank of Israel, seems to be almost dead. It's where the biblical patriarch Abraham was burried.
Important for Christians, Jews and Muslims as well. Sacred, historic and kind of making the situation even harder.
During the centuries coexisting has not been a problem for any party until 67 Jewish inhabitants were killed by Arabs in a massacre.
The Jewish community disbanded. After the Six-Day War anyhow, Jewish settlers returned without Israel's consent.
In Kiryat Arba, a settlement at the edge of Hebron with around 8000 residents has been completed. More constructions follow-
ed in 1973. The first lethal assault on a Jewish civilian happened in 1980, more followed. In 1994, settler Baruch Goldstein killed
29 praying Muslims in the mosque and injured over a hundred people in a killing spree. As a reaction to the growing tensions,
the city was parted in 1997.
H1 includes outer districs of Hebron. H2 is the Jewish district, mainly concisting of Kiryat Arba and the old town. Around 850 settlers
took up reisdence in the old town. The former 35'000 citizens of the old town have dispersed, only a few remained. Central areas
such as the Shuhada-Street are prohibited for muslims which forces some of them who still living in H2 to leave their houses throught
their roofs of with ladders.