Hebron (Al-Khalil in Arabic is the burial place of the prophet Abraham and his children, viewed as being a sacred place by both Jews and Muslims the ancient city has become a microcosm of the Israel, Palestine conflict.

The city has been split into two parts, the newer city is controlled by the Palestinian authorities, whilst the older city is controlled by the Israeli Military. As such the border between the two zones has become a flashpoint for protests against events both locally and nationally, from the detainment of local children to the legitimization of Israel's policies by foreign dignitaries.

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