As curfew bites, a handful of men bring hope to the trapped

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By some peculiarity or whim of the Israeli military commander, the city’s fire brigade alone was granted dispensation from the curfew that has turned Hebron and six other cities of the West Bank into open air prisons: 700,000 Palestinians, men, women and children trapped in their homes for the better part of a week after Israel reoccupied the territory.

We climb aboard, and Mr Jabari’s men head out on their rounds. In the last four days they have delivered stacks of pitta bread and packets of medicine, ferried three women in labour to hospital, and chaperoned tankers of water.”