the Abrahami Mosque (the Cave of the Patriarchs), just go straight to the main street (Al-Shuhadah St.) of the Old City.
At the end of Al-Shuhadah St., you come across a checkpoint put by Israel. There, everyone has to pass a metal detector gate.
Because Israeli troop is happy to force the passengers to wait here, there is always a long queue.
When the author visited the Old City, my Palestinian friend asked me to watch what was happening there.
Hebron is a city where you can see “the reality of Israeli occupation” more than the other cities.
No protective wall had been built around Hebron since the Islam Ayyubid dynasty in the Middle Ages.
That means the city was like a fortress; it was so densely packed with houses that the enemies couldn’t conquer it easily.
It is said that it was required to pass a gate to enter the city until the United Kingdom arrived at the end of the 19th century.
Birket-es-Sultan/Sultan’s pool, located on the west of Abraham Mosque (the Cave of the Patriarchs), is an architecture built at the end of the 13th century during the Mamluk period. *There is no water left now.
Because Hebron was an important trade city, the Sultan’s pool was a big reservoir for the locals, pilgrims, and caravans.
There are also some hammams/Turkish baths that seem to be built at the end of the 19th century on Al-Shuhadah street (main street).
One of them is Ed-Dari Hammam. It was made in the Mamluk style.
We hope those places will be open to the public in future.