tv Close up - The Current Affairs Documentary Deutsche Welle July 28, 2020 2:30pm-3:01pm CEST
once again i did there's no stopping the fires. heavy equipment colorless. isn't world going up in smoke. conflagration the world on fire starts aug 12th on t.w. we have to invite it back in and dance with the baby. it took a bit. of. perrier. ancient city of hebron which is now the occupied west bank and just not signed the jewish settlement of chile just. among the latter is inhabitants is this man. from i know maybe my name is. i also have
a french name of course that was you. didn't know. they are white or being jewish comes above everything else for me over any affiliation to a nationality i am fundamentally influenced by being a descendant of the hebrews who arrived in the land of canaan for over 3500 years governments are souls all. the land on the other side of the fance is mine to the world's. bad weather jews arabs or christians they all need to get the fact that israel is never going away you say the bodies by . the telly was born to french jewish parents in 0 g.'s junior algerian war of
independence after growing up in paris he moved to israel at the age of 19 today he lives in the occupied west bank in the jewish settlement of jihad on the outskirts of hebron. it's home to 8000 jewish settlers who have been cheeky radical reputation as to those living in the overturn of hebron itself in an enclave that is fenced off from the rest of the city and guarded by israeli soldiers. actually encouraging jewish settlement of the west bank is closed of the divine mission. back in france he was the leader of the zionist terrorist script later in israel he served in a special forces unit. half a 1000000 jewish settlers now live any of comply clisp bank they're widely seen as illegal under international law. filmmakers stefan should know is also
a friend. but with a different stance on judaism israel would be the 1st stop on his documentary journey through the promised land is the time at school in kiryat arba. oh my gosh this film maker accompanying me says that we jews are living illegally in people who knew that all our jungle showing us all find me a verse from the torah that proves the opposite something in writing a land registry entry ship that says that he broke his arse the sheriff and boman law abraham said to sell me the land on which the tomb of the patriarch stands in return for pieces of still money there it is so many. lately and there were witnesses to the sale that i think. the tombs of the biblical patriarchs abraham isaac and jacob comprise one of the most sacred sites in judaism.
actually is a regular visitor to the synagogue here located in the northern section of the famous cave complex. young boys coming to study ancient scripture. was the. waters i noticed that we met there because my come here every morning i can't imagine a better place to pray he is the capital of judea and you dan is the old israel the heart of israel. i have no problem talking about what people here project. and of leacock if you push the names occupation then there's less like bush conquest do you get yes we have we conquered the land and it is occupied occupied by its residents we are the palestinians the palestinian or. the jewish settlement
of kitty it was founded in 1979 on a vacation military base outside hebron peanuts and he lives here with his wife and the 1000000 children. you really have to go to god to show. the settlers here a considered among the most extreme in the movement. notion. and. surely you should not is. base camp. are you careful when you go outside. because of course when i'm in the car i look to either side to check whether someone's about to throw stones or attack us when there's a traffic jam i make sure i get enough distance to the car in front in case i have to turn around. some people would ask why you lived here when you are not originally from here this is because this is my homeland i refused to be driven out of. muslims likewise trace
their roots back to the patriarch abraham who is to me is also sacred to them it's heavily guarded by the israeli army. about there is a good this place is divided the world there's an entrance for muslims and one for the jewish population a brother bless your israel. yeah yeah and here we have i 6 last resting place which we're no longer allowed to enter the door is padlocked with fuel for it and we don't have a key role only the police do. no and on the other side is isaac stone he's going to be that's the area for muslims says or does that good to. put in regional. can you not imagine everyone praying together. and he's going to do links that could lead to a dispute or worse this is no place for a brawl this is
a sacred place where we come to pray not to fight if we don't want to see chairs being thrown across the place it's better to avoid contact right now easier and whistles flavius up on us. her was her to change the patriarchs into dissing truth of abraham and 2017 mr to clear the complex and the entire own town of hebron a palestinian group to teach such fronting from israel. her. car. this will lead one might overhear hokum from shuster of this and i will show you know in the name of allah the merciful i am shaikh of his abuse and i know what would be mom and director of the mosque in the caves of the patriarchs up at the
tavern my boy at the bottle this is the 3rd holiest site on islam after mecca and the some last into roussillon must and will block. us. nothing no not a bit of clinches everything in this place is part of our history the nation and all this is a holy site just for you have a look at the end of. the web it in this tragic door and it's directly to the interior of abraham's tone of the room. show you a little careful. while you'll go feed the lowering these lights into the tomb. i'm on how the. top of the tombs of the prophets are in the 1st section underground and it was listen let me tell mcdonough had been nobody is allowed to go down there and.
look. at you go and see the good jewish this is a problem for us is you hear a lot of i don't says that abraham was neither jewish nor christian he was a muslim and not an i don't esteem and i'm not that i'm not a machine i can't. what he more i just says son in law then the more is in us to go over to the jewish side of to issue the call to prayer i live to huge would be a son that's where the loudspeakers are and the technical equipment he needs while i am a fossil saw it's been that way for ages now and the dummy a good cup of water for you. to let you know man because what sarabeth of the settlers always think of the museum as our home which is why there are
always such strict security procedures in little in the my garage at the pool. when the malazan has to trust the judiciary he often faces the patients which are settlers who said gratian i read the times i could not do. these 2 on one up i could not show you got. there could not do. 2 it this is my home this is going to go with that he he it's. a verse written by king david says that the righteous jews will rejoice safe here provided he has exacted revenge he will wash his feet and the blood of the wicked. king david wrote that if you do and are applying it here is the to the history of students you are going to.
a hero. and that their lives sounded like the some call in the same. others a murderer has. the log on there is about this he cuts all the decided to have him buried in kiryat arba in a solitary grave. cruel to obscure that he was a doctor and a highly respected man to show you could you do now he lives here practically alone like a dog but the other very few people come to visit some accuser q.b. and most of them come to spit on his grave yet he says it will cautious i would never dare to lay flowers by his grave or they go away but neither would i dare to say that on average every question is one of them. do you condemn what he didn't ask you if. he changed his condition who am i to condemn and either condone nor condemn it. but naturally i don't approve of it. here are the palestinians have a different spectrum of aleppo in the there is no end to the conflict because our
fundamental rights are constantly under attack nobody can live under colonialization a wall and nobody know arabs not even a stone or what a. way . as an experience soldier in an israeli special forces unit penis actually was involved in the security issues of kenya from the outset. views on this is a zone under complete israeli control and internationally recognized and i say that about internationally everyone says the settlements are illegal to more than everyone here or 2 people who do not say that so not everybody but for people who live here and people enjoy today and some areas and a lot of people in israel and this is 100 percent israeli territory up there you study abroad well. unlike in israeli and
east jerusalem israeli citizens require a permit to set up in the occupied territories in the west bank the israeli authorities. consider regular settlements legal but not the dozens of so-called outposts the settlers claim land simply by installing cabins. their hope is for these to be the basis for new settlements. let me just. say hi how you doing just fine. if you can i ask you a question sure why you're living out here. it's one of the. 2 reasons 1st zionism. surely you and the 2nd is to keep an eye on this area and also to save money if you know the land here doesn't cost anything but primarily it's about zionism to newt isn't it dangerous. that anything can
happen. but it's all in god's hands. but to do what it. is there's a settlement not just on the greens or girl ways and so i don't know but it soon will be we're occupying the land just as naturally as a frenchman would farm his fields because of the. as you quote but i don't see a palestinian flag ever flying here but you have abba is a symbol it's the capital of judea and a symbol for everyone from sudan and somalia but look this is not about a handful of settlers or pilgrims as we're talking about half a 1000000 people. nobody is just going to throw us out of today and. not any
more soon they should be. but the settlements and not without the critics in. the country's supreme court recently. the expropriation of palestinian land unconstitutional the ruling overturned the will pass when the government in 2017 should retroactively legitimize such learned transfers but new settlements continue to be a way to. geology once we have $10000.00 residents and curious arba we will have a city and then they'll have to build a highway connecting it to jerusalem and then things will look very different each year he had arkansas already given the tool. but it's located on the outskirts of hip problem and can take advantage of the high unemployment among cities majority arab population a lot of palestinians work on the construction sites on jewish settlements.
but if everyone were like you there have been peace ages ago this is an old gentleman. it's been working here long. 6 months at least it's. not. the arabs want the choose to leave why are you helping to build their homes but they're leaving this month we've been working for the jews for years working elsewhere is not enough to make a living i mean it could be much good if you move on you know most beautiful just so you i'm sure i sure this is my permit for working here should i say but it's not valid for israel you know is it also no only in kiryat arba mccomb cut it cut it off. couldn't the old fart is relax the rules
for these people yet but guess he's never thrown a rock and has no criminal record sure they need help and encouragement but this. hard hit here might then slit your throat the next day so no we can't let them into our land gold. rush but they cope with it. so it's israel that means this division between peoples. so after that israel doesn't want me to have citizenship so i have to commit to palestinian nationality i have is a lot we need 2 independent states side by side now so this is. the meaning of. what if you were given israeli citizenship. oh sure i mean. to prove it is home 220-0000 palestinians and 800 jewish settlers no way is the israeli palestinian
conflict moved to simple been here outside israel. no way to palestinians and jewish settlers live so closely to each other the 2 groups are strictly separated in fences and checkpoints. the fence shows the fear of each other this is palestine and over there is israel and you can cross over. no not me dangerous without the fans there but yes. the arabs have stone pads israelis have tarmac. stones vs tarmac. and that leads to hate. you know what that means. he is determined to buy up buildings in the arab area regardless of the well you know i'll show you a house on the other side where israelis aren't allowed to go or live on the front
burner or if you do play at present i'll take off my yarmulke to avoid attention away from my let's just go there but yet i thought she would present their own. clothing on me but you're absolutely sure. so if you're shocked. that. you nominate you couldn't come here no not by what it says have. the israeli government why. don't to improve relations and avoid provocations and conflict because you and to prevent any danger to me. at least.
in my shame it's a lot. of why are you interested in this hans and. the there's a great view across the square in front of the mosque and the caves of the patriarchs but yet. and up front is a building which is precious and belongs to people who live in jordan and want to sell it if you will so as you can easily. there are buildings owned by arabs and being sold to jews. all those if they agree then we'll accept that gold you. see is accept only the good.
in this and teles endeavor to acquire buildings and land in him from extends not only each of the entire west bank but also to majority palestinian east jerusalem. you can see in the cases you know the aim is to buy buildings to restore them to jews and other money. where does the money come probably. cornerstone the more you have yet do we provide the money and then money from me and my partners who also want to invest for ideological reasons not to fail if as we go to command and money from abroad and i shall be out of here everybody thought oh yes most is coming from the us but rarely from europe the europeans tend to give their money to the palestinian side these projects are funded by american jews again recent years
on the. same. penis i tell you he is committed to what he sees as a mission to settle the west bank which a news. sources told it dave this is an urban planning project for jerusalem from 1976 homes and others with this is us inside the walls of the old town and here is the western wall you usually see and then. you see. you don't create a new and i'm office you want a piece and this is my land. it's around 10000 square meters on the mount of olives . sort of. a belong to an old arab family from jerusalem gave them noodles it is. the temple mount is home to but the muslim diamonds the rock and the western wall so sacred to them
you just choose. the long ones are you. going up and coming up is up to or a district of east jerusalem and it is all the people here are very anti israel also slaves. but up lots of them at the loss of you know they could get hairy now. you know feel oh it's blocked off color unbelievable so that's new to me they've gated off my land i wanted to take us through here. it's interesting that us on this. tell us what just as your brain let's see what's possible. there's a roadblock here too i can't believe it who did that on. the office on.
the sun. she said bawly. if things get out of control then we're french and we're doing a film for french t.v. jews these offices know. but drift i mean the. show does lots of appeals if we have to provide id in our french passports seeds but they can appear. we have to keep them separate. things about it the peoples of the in my israeli passport that stays here always live with you. and careful from now on we only speak french in english.
don't you know this is the mount of olives. behind is the temple mount which we also call the explanation before the mosque. but i'm just a legal yeah i just sat down on a good day the land was acquired legally by contract and paid for it in israeli court recognized purchasing in me as the owner yeah we're going to slack but the same cannot be entered in the land registry and they say it's risky politically that it would lead to an uprising among nearby residents. in their eyes i did something crazy this year with 2 boys different and actually. have you had threats for buying that out. but you know if you have been as them all yes i've had death threats a number of times when i've come here alone and she. will come how can he be coming from that direction. sorry we are friends today is it.
yeah. not all of them. are. hello. but it's all. coming from here. but. my grand grandfather built that house where it's 700 year white why you don't build here why this is in spending christmas forest trees very smart because i live in israel jewish roots now you build 4 houses over there the government put them down. they don't want me to build. and who is then does this really gives you have paper that is yours a 1st but they will take a nobody can take give your papers a nobody they took all palestine is don't believe to peace you don't believe peace you don't believe justice before peace justice be for peace this is my land give me
my land don't make basement. us to hold on they don't. get the my. feet about the question my demeanor on these thoughts is still valid but i can't change 2000 years of history and still no of course i'd prefer to see a synagogue here instead of a mosque near the 3 but nobody's going to blow it up or demolish it of course the mosque has been here for many years how could it disappear. well maybe through an earthquake or some other natural disaster and i don't see any other solution but do i pray for a no go as good watch they both on the. closely