HEBRON, Palestine – The Israel Antiquities Authority, with the cooperation of the settlement security apparatus, has expanded the excavations around the Abu Haikal, Al Natsheh, and Al Gobeh families lands in the H2 section of Hebron, near the illegal Jewish settlement of Tel Rumeida. On Sunday, May 11, 2014, members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams,…

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…

During the night of March 26 settlers came into the village of Bir al ‘Idd and broke the solar panels which provide the village with light and electricity.  A resident of the village heard his dog barking and loud crashing.  He arrived outside in time to see settlers leaving the broken panels, some in a car…

On March 23 in the South Hebron Hills settlers from Mitzpe Yair Ouptpost  forced shepherds off grazing land near the village of Qawawis. The settlers came out above where the shepherds were grazing their flock, below the settlement of Mitzpe Yair, then called soldiers who came down and forced the shepherds to leave a livestock well, saying…

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…

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon will decide by April 11 whether or not settlers will be allowed to move into the Al Rajabi building in the Palestinian neighborhood of Wadi Hussein. If settlers  take possession of the building, the humanitarian impacts of their presence and the increased military presence which will follow, will undoubtedly be severe…

On the morning of March 1 three Israeli soldiers prevented a family from Beit Ummar from working in their orchard, and forced the family to leave their land, which lies directly below the settlement of Bat Ayin. Beit Ummar is located 11 km northwest of Hebron in the West Bank.  The village’s main source of income…

On February 23rd 2014 twenty settlers, led by Baruch Marzel, sat down at two tables covered in food on the side of the Sahleh street, near the Ibrahimi mosque, impeding construction and renovation work on a new shop. Baruch Marzel is the leader of the far right-oriented Jewish National Front party. He claims he was…

The following news release is from Operation Dove’s team in Tuwani, South Heborn Hills.  Operation Dove provides protective presence and accompaniment to the Masafer Yatta area.  Five days previous to this action Israeli settlers uprooted and destroyed 80 Palestinian olive trees.  On the morning of February 15 more than 60 Palestinian men, women and children…

February 16, 2014 Friends and internationals gathered today to plant olive saplings in a Palestinian orchard in Wadi al Hussein.  The 25 one-year-old trees replaced mature trees which were damaged by last month’s winter storm in Al Khalil.  The orchard belongs to a Palestinian  family whose land is now surrounded on three sides by the…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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