On 7 February 2014, CPTers went to the routine Friday mosque patrol around prayer time.  Often during Friday prayers, Israeli Border police will take the IDs of young Palestinian men while they going into the Ibrahimi Mosque, check to see if they have any outstanding warrants and then return the IDs when the men come…

Marwan Khalil al Jabari arrested by soldiers– photo ISM Hebron Around noon today 30 January 2014, members of the Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron received a call from members of the International Solidarity Movement that soldiers had arrested a boy on New Shalala Street.  Members of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)…

From the Tel Rumeida CPTnet Archives An Open Letter to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Re: Attack on the Abu Haikel family Urgent Action request to CPT constituency   CPTNET Sept. 28, 1995 Open Letter to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin To:  The Honorable Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Re:  Increased Violence in Hebron At dusk on 22…

by Kathleen Kern A few days ago, my teammate Alwyn and I were sidetracked by phone call as we left for a food shopping trip.  Another international monitoring group here in Hebron asked us to check out a situation at the container checkpoint that separates the H-1 area (under nominal Palestinian control) from H-2 (under…

An Israeli soldier, Staff Sgt. Gal Kobi, was shot in Hebron on Sunday, September 22 and pronounced dead at a hospital in Jerusalem.  His death was the second Israeli soldier death in three days. During clashes, Kobi was shot, some sources say, by a Palestinian sniper, others say from friendly fire.  Even to write about his…

Remember if you can your childhood. Remember being a child during the holidays. Remember the feeling of being free of school for a week. Remember the feeling of anticipation; the presents, the food, your favourite aunt or uncle. Remember the decorations, the days of preparations. Remember the meal, the family together around a single table….

On the morning of Monday, August 26, Israeli soldiers raided the Qalandia refugee camp to make an arrest. As the soldiers moved through the camp, crowds gathered, and protests, which included stone-throwing, began. In response, the Israeli military killed three Palestinians and injured 15. The events in Qalandia created waves throughout the West Bank. That afternoon clashes…

Soldiers in the occupied Old City neighborhood of Hebron (H2)  arrested and detained nine children between the ages of eight and 16 from April 5 to April 22.   Most recently on April 21 soldiers   arrested a 15-year-old boy who was playing outside the Ibrahimi Mosque.  According to witnesses the boy sustained serious injuries to…

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