The Jewish Passover/Pesach holiday has imposed further restrictions on the
residents of Hebron. All of the gates allowing entrance to and exit from the
Old City souq on its east side were locked or barred shut to Palestinian
residents and non-Jewish international visitors.
The closure caused significant difficulties for teachers and pupils. A womanâ€”widely known as the â€śladder ladyâ€ťâ€”
whose house is on Shuhada Street, along which the Jewish worshippers walk,
allowed Palestinians to use her house for getting in and out of the souq