How Israeli Apartheid Destroyed My Hometown
Segregated streets. Settler violence. Military harassment. This happens all over the occupied West Bank, but perhaps nowhere are these scenes more concentrated than in the Old City of Hebron. The once vibrant Palestinian cultural center is now ground zero of Israeli apartheid. It’s also where AJ+‘s Dena Takruri’s family calls home.
In this deeply personal documentary, Dena spends a day in Hebron retracing the footsteps of her father, who was born and raised in Hebron. She talks to Palestinians who are subjected to daily harassment from the Israeli military and settlers. And she is guided through the city by former Israeli soldiers, who tell her why their conscience is now forcing them to speak out against the occupation.
3:17 The journey to Israeli apartheid ground zero
4:12 Harassment at a military checkpoint
6:53 How Hebron’s streets are segregated by ethnicity
9:00 “It’s like a prison”: A child’s perspective
11:08 How did Hebron get to be this way?
14:54 Why this former Israeli soldier is speaking out
15:24 The street that became a ghost town
17:55 Dena FaceTimes her dad