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  • 20:24 - 11 August 2020

5,600 Palestinians must cross Israel checkpoint to reach their home

Al-Khalil, (Drah)--

Some 5,600 Palestinian residents of al-Khalil must cross a checkpoint on foot to reach their homes, according to a new survey conducted by UN OCHA.

The study of so-called H2, an area of direct Israeli control constituting 20 percent of al-Khalil city, looked at the impact on local Palestinians of the Israeli military and settler presence.

Around 33,000 Palestinians live in H2, as well as a few hundred illegal Israeli settlers.

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