These acts by Hebron’s settlers are an offense to Jewish values and undermine Israel’s security. “Hebron Watch” is Meretz USA’s new feature, designed to spread the word about these settler abuses and to give you timely information on the situation. We’ll also keep you updated on such initiatives as the petition we went to Defense Minister Peretz calling for the eviction of Hebron settlers from their latest usurpation.
While our eyes remain focused on the “big picture” – the need for all parties to break the deadlock and resume meaningful negotiations on a two-state solution – we mustn’t forget that, day after day, the occupation continues to take its toll on the Palestinian population of the West Bank. The situation in Hebron is emblematic of all that is wrong in the occupied areas, where Israeli citizens maintain a privileged existence, alongside Palestinians denied fundamental civil and human rights.