Thursday, November 17 at 19:30 GMT
“I will come back to see with my own eyes what has happened to this city that has made me and my father to be where we are today. These are the words of AJ+ Senior Presenter Dena Takruri as she walks through the Old City of Hebron in her new documentary ‘How Israeli Apartheid Destroyed My Hometown’.
The story sees Takruri following in his father’s footsteps through his hometown in the West Bank. Once a busy and lively place, today the Palestinians in the Old City of Hebron endure persecution and violence among other everyday things under Israeli rule.
Hebron is the second largest city in the West Bank where more than 30,000 Palestinians live under Israeli military rule. Doctors Without Borders says it is “one of the most restricted areas within the West Bank, and has been at risk of violence against Palestinians”. For the Palestinians who live there, their daily lives are restricted to movement, constant surveillance and digital surveillance.
During his visit, Takruri hears from Palestinians and former Israeli soldiers who are now working with Breaking the Silence to raise awareness and end the occupation.
In this episode of The Stream we will discuss the conditions of life under the occupation of the Palestinian people in Hebron and the challenges of reporting and speaking out.