The Daily Life of Kawther Salam
..: The Israeli Military in Hebron - Some Videoclips :..
June 16, 2004
Here are some video scenes showing the general behavior of the Israeli Military, the IDF, in Hebron. These takes are from the so-called "Peace Time", before the second Intifada broke out in 2000.
A night of Occupation in Hebron 37MB 217sec .mpeg clip.
This clip shows 4 sequences: A night in the house of Nazeeha, a widow in Hebron, with the noise made by the soldiers on her rooftop. Part of this sequence is about 3 in the morning; A statement by the IDF Commader for Hebron, Ygal Sharon, a short sequence with Moshe Ya'alon, and a sequence with Nazeeha showing the garbage which the soldiers leave around her house day after day, night after night. This clip was taken from the Israeli documentary film "Hebron - City without Mercy", which I helped to organize.
Urinating on the roof 2.2MB 15sec .mpeg clip
This clip shows an IDF soldier urinating on the roof of a Palestinian house, and the Hebronite widows Nawal and Najwa commenting on the behavior of the soldiers. This clip was taken from the documentary film Detained.
Go to Mecca ! 22MB 136sec .mpeg clip
This clip from 1999 shows a typical situation provoked by the settlers. When the settlers want to take a piece of land, the usually start troubles with the Palestinians until the IDF declares that piece of land a "military closure zone". After this, only the settlers will be allowed free movement on in this zone, the Palestinian owners (all Palestinians actually) will be forbidden to enter the zone subsequently. This clip was taken from the Israeli documentary film "Hebron - City without Mercy", which I helped to organize. The woman in the picture is the an American, the wife of the late Rabbi Shlomo Rana'an of the terrorist movement Kach, who was shot in another incident like the one shown in this clip.