'Lay Down and Relax' in the First Turkish Bath in Hebron

Published March 13th, 2019 - 07:56 GMT

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Palestinian Aziz Hijazi, 35-year-old man, returned from Turkey to inaugurate a traditional men-only bathhouse, "Hamam", in Hebron's old city.

Hijazi wanted to provide Palestinian residents, tourists time to relax and to enjoy a hot bath. The Turkish Bath is located a few hundred metres away from an Israeli military checkpoint. Continue reading below »

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A man pours water on others lying on their bellies inside the steam room of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. 
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Image 1 of 8:  1 / 8A man pours water on others lying on their bellies inside the steam room of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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Men smoke waterpipes (shisha or hookah) as they sit at the premises of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. 
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Image 2 of 8:  2 / 8Men smoke waterpipes (shisha or hookah) as they sit at the premises of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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A man get a massage at the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019.
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Image 3 of 8:  3 / 8A man get a massage at the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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Men sit together in a pool of water at the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. 
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A man receives a body scrub inside the steam room of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019.
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Aziz Hijazi, the venue's 35-year-old Palestinian founder, returned from Turkey to open a traditional men-only bathhouse in Hebron's old city with the aim of bringing in tourists and providing relaxation for its Palestinian residents.
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Image 6 of 8:  6 / 8Aziz Hijazi, the venue's 35-year-old Palestinian founder, returned from Turkey to open a traditional men-only bathhouse in Hebron's old city with the aim of bringing in tourists and providing relaxation for its Palestinian residents. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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Men wait as others receive massages at the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. 
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A man smokes a waterpipe (shisha or hookah) at the premises of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019.
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Image 8 of 8:  8 / 8A man smokes a waterpipe (shisha or hookah) at the premises of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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A man pours water on others lying on their bellies inside the steam room of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. 
HAZEM BADER / AFP

Image 1 of 8A man pours water on others lying on their bellies inside the steam room of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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Men smoke waterpipes (shisha or hookah) as they sit at the premises of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. 
HAZEM BADER / AFP

Image 2 of 8Men smoke waterpipes (shisha or hookah) as they sit at the premises of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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A man get a massage at the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019.
HAZEM BADER / AFP

Image 3 of 8A man get a massage at the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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Men sit together in a pool of water at the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. 
HAZEM BADER / AFP

Image 4 of 8Men sit together in a pool of water at the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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A man receives a body scrub inside the steam room of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019.
HAZEM BADER / AFP

Image 5 of 8A man receives a body scrub inside the steam room of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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Aziz Hijazi, the venue's 35-year-old Palestinian founder, returned from Turkey to open a traditional men-only bathhouse in Hebron's old city with the aim of bringing in tourists and providing relaxation for its Palestinian residents.
HAZEM BADER / AFP

Image 6 of 8Aziz Hijazi, the venue's 35-year-old Palestinian founder, returned from Turkey to open a traditional men-only bathhouse in Hebron's old city with the aim of bringing in tourists and providing relaxation for its Palestinian residents. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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Men wait as others receive massages at the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. 
HAZEM BADER / AFP

Image 7 of 8Men wait as others receive massages at the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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A man smokes a waterpipe (shisha or hookah) at the premises of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019.
HAZEM BADER / AFP

Image 8 of 8A man smokes a waterpipe (shisha or hookah) at the premises of the first traditional Turkish bath (Hammam) opening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on March 11, 2019. HAZEM BADER / AFP

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