H2: The Occupation Lab
H2 is the name given to the eastern part of Hebron - the only Palestinian city with a Jewish settlement in it. Along a one-kilometer road lies the holy Cave of the Patriarchs, where Jews and Muslims believe their common father, Abraham, is buried. Here, the massacre of 1929 known as ‘year zero’ of the conflict, took place here; here the Jewish settlement movement was born, and here a policy of ethnic separation was first implemented by the military. Through rare archival footage and interviews with Hebron’s military commanders, H2: The Occupation Lab tells the story of a place that is both a microcosm of the entire conflict and a test site for the methods of control Israel is implementing as it moves toward unapologetic apartheid in the West Bank.
Supported by the Consulate General of Canada