Hebron, the largest city in the occupied West Bank, has been a flashpoint in the current round of unrest between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces.
The latest disturbances are built on long-simmering tensions in the city, which is marked by stark division between a small contingent of about 1,000 Israeli settlers and Palestinians in a city of about 200,000 people.
The city was the site of the 1994 massacre of 29 people by Israeli far-right nationalist Baruch Goldstein at the Cave of the Patriarchs, a religious site revered by both Jews and Muslims.
In the massacre’s aftermath, the city was divided into two zones, one administered by the Palestinian authority and the other — the site of Hebron’s Old City and once bustling Shuhada street — by Israeli authorities.
Since the latest uptick in Israeli-Palestinian violence in Jerusalem and the wider West Bank — which has seen at least 74 Palestinians and nine Israeli killed in clashes and knife attacks — low-level violence, recriminations and harassment between Palestinians, settlers and Israeli authorities has again returned to the long-contested city.
AJ Plus' Dena Takruri reports from Hebron as clashes erupt.