At 10pm on Wednesday, August 9th, the Ibrahimi Mosque checkpoint in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) was closed. Announcements had been made on the radio the next morning that the closure was due to a Jewish holiday, and that the Mosque itself has been closed entirely to both Palestinians and non-Jews alike. Additionally, the call to prayer…

A Visit with Imad Abu Shamsieh On March 24, 2015 Imad Abu Shamsieh, a Palestinian resident of Tel Rumeida, filmed the execution of 21-year-old Abdel Fattah al-Sharif by Israeli Occupation soldier, Elor Azaria. The video, shared with the media by the human rights group, B’Tselem, provoked outrage from around the world, demanding justice on behalf…

“Now is the time to unite the soul and the world, Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows” Rumi CPT Palestine team is happy to be able to experience the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in al-Khalil (Hebron), standing with the Palestinian community in celebrating this holy month….

“They only wanted to punish me” “At 2 am in the morning on Friday, June 23, I woke up with someone knocking on my house door and I knew what was coming. When I opened the door about 25 soldiers entered my house. They didn’t even let me change and immediately ordered me to wake everyone in…

Hassan – the Principal of al-Ibrahimi Boys School Al-Ibrahimi Boys School is located near the Ibrahimi mosque and the Palestinian neighborhoods of Qitoun, Salaymeh and the Old City. Qitoun checkpoint, Salaymeh checkpoint and the Mosque checkpoint are all situated close to the school. The majority of students and teachers come to school through Qitoun checkpoint…

Same Crime, Different Sentence CPT is deeply saddened by the recent killings of the three young Palestinian men, Hamzi al-Zama’ri, Ahmad Nasser Jarrar and Khalid Tayeh, killed by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and Raziel Shevach and Itamar Ben Gal killed by Palestinians, in a two-day period this year, on the 5th and 6th of February….

Updates from the Ground – March 2018   School Runs at Checkpoints CPT members have continued monitoring Qitoun, Salaymeh and al-Ein Humrah checkpoints each school morning when students are going through the checkpoints to their respective schools. During the first five weeks of the school semester the Israeli border police have been causing regular delays…

Reflections from a CPTer – Another Child Arrest How do you live through your child being arrested? How does a child reintegrate into society after spending time in prison? In Israeli military prisons? He was one of the teenagers arrested back in Summer. 16 years old, he was considered an adult under the Israeli military…

Update on 11 year old Ali al-Joulani from al-Khalil after he sustained serious injuries from a 10-meter fall, after Israeli forces chased him up his roof. See previous report on his fall here. A week after he fell from the roof of a 3-story building, scared of fully-armed soldiers and trying to escape them, 11-year…

  On Thursday, 8th March 2018, in the Old City of al-Khalil, 11-year old Ali Marwan Khaled al-Joulani went out to buy yoghurt for lunch and came back home at around 4pm. A group of soldiers were outside his building when he returned. Ali was scared so he ran up the staircase but found the…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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