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Hebron Rehabilitation Committee

Goals and Strategies
  • Reviving the Old City by renovating buildings, reusing abandoned houses, and rehabilitating the infrastructure while preserving its cultural heritage and the city's architectural fabric
  • Improving living conditions for the Palestinian population by restoring homes, enabling unity between the Old City and the new one, and providing various services to enhance living and working conditions
  • Boosting trade and the economy, while promoting local and foreign tourism
  • Launching projects to combat unemployment and poverty, while providing jobs for local people


The concession of this award, one of the most prestigious in the field of architecture, was the highlight of our accomplishment. The Aga Khan Award is granted every two years to the best architectural projects in the Islamic World. The Rehabilitation Committee had the honour of receiving the Award from His Majesty King Juan Carlos, The King of Spain and the Aga Khan, Prince Karim, in Alhambra Palace, Granada, in October 1998.
The Yasser Arafat Prize for Achievement at 2008.
This award is given annually to projects that demonstrate a meaningful impact on their own communities, as well as display the potential impact on similar projects worldwide.
Mission And Objectives

The Hebron Rehabilitation Committee is dedicated to preserving, restoring, and celebrating the important cultural and social history of the Old City in Hebron. The presence of settlers and soldiers inside the Old City of Hebron, and subsequent military closures, has affected every aspect of life for the Palestinians in and around the area. As a result of the harsh and increasingly unstable conditions in the Old City, residents left, bringing commerce almost to a halt in an area that had once been the commercial heart of Hebron.

Hebron Rehabilitation Committee acknowledges Hebron's religious and cultural status and strives to create an old city that recognizes the determination of the people of Hebron, their institutions – municipal, communal, and academic – and the Palestinian leadership, to cherish the cultural heritage of the city and to protect it.