Gloom of the patriarchs: In Hebron the settlers are at war - over rent
The Israeli West Bank settlement is split, with money the root of the problem. However, one thing they all agree on: No one is going to tell them how to manage the Jewish buildings, including the Civil Administration.
The center of Hebron sometimes seems to resemble the set of a movie about urban warfare: soldiers on every corner; watchtowers; roadblocks; concrete fences; semi-abandoned streets; shuttered shops. But amid the desolation in this West Bank city, its Jewish settlers stride confidently, as though this has nothing to do with them. Now, though, beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that is the dominant presence...
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