Palestinians are not allowed to build on their lands before receiving permission from the Israeli Government. Although they are living in tents and huts, Israeli authorities have issued demolition orders for Umm Al-Khair, saying these tents were built without permits.

Demolition in Idhna Last week Christian Peacemaker Team members drove out of Hebron with our Palestinian partner organizations the Land Research Centre and Al-Haq. Our purpose of driving through the rocky hills with their terraced farms was to see the results of more Israeli demolitions that happened just before the recent big storm.   While our…

While many facts about the kidnapping of three Israeli settlers in early June, remain unclear, specifically to the public, one reality remains clear: Israel will pull no punches in sending a message to the Palestinians. There are some points of this story that cannot be contested. We know that Israeli military orders to demolish three…

The al-Rajabi family from the Jebal Johar neighborhood of Hebron, in the H2 section, had the inside of their home completely destroyed by the Israeli military. On Friday, August 1, 2014, Israeli soldiers occupied the roof top of the al-Rajabi house in Jebal Johar near the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba at approximately 6…

February 13, 2014 A Palestinian shepherd who was grazing his flock near the village of Jinba in Masafer Yatta, West Bank, was detained today for over one hour by Israeli soldiers. Jinba lies inside Israeli Firing Zone 918, where 1000 residents in 8 villages face possible forced removal  by the Israeli military, pending a legal…

SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Umm al-Kher facing settler attacks, settlement expansion and a lawsuit from Karmel Umm al-Kher is a village of about 135 people from the al-Hathaleen Bedouin who fled from their original lands near the Israeli city of Arad in during the war of 1948 to the South Hebron Hills.  They subsequently suffered the…

For Majd Abu Haikel’s graduation project from Al Quds University, she was supposed to take an object’s photograph and then paint a vision of what it could become.  The object she chose was one familiar to all the residents of Tel Rumeida in the city of Al-Khalil/Hebron: a tree destroyed by settlers.  She painted the…

by C.D. Fox In 1999, the Israeli military administration forcibly expelled 900 people and destroyed their homes within an area it calls Firing Zone 918.  Only after residents petitioned the Israeli High Court did it grant a temporary injunction in 2000, allowing them to return. Life for Palestinian communities in the area has worsened because…

FROM THE TEL RUMEIDA CPTnet ARCHIVES When Christian Peacemaker Teams set up in Hebron/ Al-Khalil in the summer of 1995, among its first contacts were the Abu Haikel family, and the struggles of the families living in Tel Rumeida have featured prominently in our releases over the last eighteen years. Accordingly, to show our readers…

FROM THE TEL RUMEIDA CPTnet ARCHIVES When Christian Peacemaker Teams set up in Hebron/ Al-Khalil in the summer of 1995, among its first contacts were the Abu Haikel family, and the struggles of the families living in Tel Rumeida have featured prominently in our releases over the last eighteen years.  Accordingly, to show our readers…

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