In Hebron a lot of people keep doves. At first glance Hebron is a peaceful city. The centre of town appears completely deserted. This is area H2 - 40,000 Palestinians live here, along with around 500 Israeli citizens, who receive the protection of about 2,500 soldiers. For the sake of "security", the 40,000 Palestinians are generally forbidden to leave their homes.

Curfew can last for weeks at a time, punctuated by a few hours of liberty each week. With all that time on their hands, Palestinians have taken up the traditional Jordanian pastime of keshesh. Look up. If you see a flock of birds circling, chances are someone is on the rooftops, watching the birds.

Hebron 2003

no fly zone