We stopped by a shopkeeper friend in the Old City recently for tea. She had just had a bad experience on the holiday the Israeli settlers celebrate here in Hebron commemorating Abraham’s purchase of Sarah’s burial place. Hundreds of settlers had come through the market and invaded the shops…

Gold Street   The photo shows a street that was called Gold Street. In 2001 it was a prosperous and bustling business area where the shopkeepers became rich servicing those people who needed to buy gold for their weddings. Soon it was declared part of a closed military zone and the merchants were forced to move…

Palestinian women prepare the ground for the olive saplings next to Qurtuba School. On 3 February, community members planted 90 olive trees next to the Qurtuba School in the Tel Rumeida neighbourhood of Al-Khalil (Hebron), located right next to illegal Israeli settlements. The Palestinian Association for Voluntary Work planned the action, also involving the Hebron…

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…

On July 30th, 2014 Israelis entered into Palestinian shops with industrial tools, using cutting blades and torches to open the doors, despite the presence of Israeli military security at that time overlooking the shops. Several attempts were made by the Christian Peacemaker Teams and the International Solidarity Movement staff to advise the Israeli military and…

TEL RUMEIDA, Palestine – With only a sliver of their land left to protect, having their entire lot of land encircled by Israeli settlements, Faryel and Arwa Abu Haikal climbed over a pile of rubble and boulders and stopped the Israeli bulldozer from shearing further into their property, dumping their dignity into the back of…

Caption: Faryel Abuhaikal sits in nonviolent resistance to stop the further expansion of the Israeli archaeological dig on her land. HEBRON, Palestine – The Israeli Antiquity Authority continues to expropriate Palestinian land in Hebron, on the hillside of Tel Rumeida. On Sunday May 18, 2014, the IAA workforce, under the instruction of project coordinator Emmanuel…

It’s four and a half years since I last worked in the south Hebron hills village of Tuwani and so I was glad to go there yesterday for an overnight stay. There have been a lot of changes since my last stint there with Christian Peacemaker Teams. Of course, babies have been born, children have…

HEBRON – On April 11th, Palestinians, Israelis and international convened at the Al-Rajabi building to protest the illegal expansion of Israeli settlements in Hebron, near the settlement of Kiryat Arba. Human rights advocates have opposed the takeover of the Palestinian building, as it poses a grave impediment on the sovereignty of the Palestinian community of…

On March 24 settlers attempted to begin construction of a walking path outside the fenced “archaeological” dig near the Abu Haikal home on Tel Rumeida.  The settlers pounded in metal stakes in an area just below the fence which has been erected by Israelis around what was once the orchard of the Abu Haikal family, and…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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