Hebron is an ancient city of 6000 years and of enormous religious significance. There are many interests and tensions here.
In its modern life it is home to 250,000 Palestinians and is the main centre of commerce and business in the West Bank.
The city was divided into H1 and H2 as a result of the Oslo agreement in 1993. The oldest part of the city, also has a settlement slap bang in the middle of everything, home to a few hundred very orthodox and at times aggressive Jewish settlers, guarded by a 1000+ security forces.