Reference : V-P-IL-E-03031
Date : 11/04/2017
Caption : Hebron, old city. This woman and her family benefited of a food distribution programme of the ICRC.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : This woman was born in 1958 in her family’s old home, located in Shuhada Street in Hebron. The house she now lives in, in Tal Rumeida, was built by her father just one year after her birth. The family moved there in 1965. “We lived in peace and happiness until 1977, when several waves of violence led to severe restrictions on movement in the area,” she said.
The situation worsened in 2002, after the second Intifada. She could no longer reach her house by car due to roadblocks, while her sister had to quit her job at the family owned beauty salon in Hebron, in order to stay at home with her sick parents.
“The ICRC and Palestine Red Crescent Society were the only heroes in our life. Day or night, if anyone at home needed medical care, the PRCS ambulance could reach our house thanks to the ICRC coordinating with the Israeli authorities,” she remembers.
The ICRC organised food distribution programs for the most affected families in an area known as H2, the part of Hebron city under Israeli security control. “My family benefited from this monthly program for ten years. These days, as we fear acts of violence, the ICRC’s visits make us feel safe,” she says.
“We will stay in our house despite the extremely difficult conditions we live in here in Hebron,” she says.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3166x4747
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour