Photo Essay: Peace House Evictees Express Pain and Resolve
Jewish residents of Hevron’s Peace House were forcibly evicted from their home by Israeli troops last Thursday. Although the eviction took one hour, residents are prepared for a protracted battle in court.
Photos are courtesy of the website of the Jewish community of Hevron. Additional photos are available on their site, http://www.hebron.com/english/galleries.php.
A sign posted on Hevron’s Peace House proclaims “G-d gave Israel to the Jews.”
A team of lawyers carefully prepared the deed of sale, written in Arabic
First some pictures from life in Peace House before the eviction
Young residents greet visitors to the Peace House.
A newlywed couple celebrates a festive meal in Peace House
“We have to continue to hold onto Hevron, because if we don’t, next year it will be
The Thursday eviction begins
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Under a poster depicting the Defense Minister and Presiding Supreme Court justice as thieves, security forces prepare for the eviction of Peace House residents.
A group of female protestors make vain attempts in slowing the advance of troops sporting riot gear.
A bloodied resident evicted from the Peace House.
It took four security officers to drag out some of the resisting residents.
Other tearful residents accepted their fate of being ousted from their homes.
One room in the Hevron home was barricaded so well that the troops had to use special equipment to break a hole through the cement wall.
Children's bedroom in disarray in the aftermath of the eviction.