Below is a press release that Christian Peacemaker Team’s colleagues Operation Dove wrote about a settler attack on February 8 2014.  Operation Dove coordinates the international presence in Firing Zone 918 in which CPT participates. Settlers attack Palestinian shepherds, Israeli activists and internationals during nonviolent action in South Hebron Hills Israeli soldiers allow settlers to…

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…

In 1996, CPT’s Hebron team began sending out “Updates,” a collection of brief anecdotes and conversations that did not merit a full release, but which offered a glimpse into life as the team was experiencing it in Hebron.  Below are anecdotes from March-April 1996 that relate to Tel Rumeida, and which give an idea of…

In a follow-up visit to the derelict al-Sharif home that Israeli settlers broke into on 23 January, CPTers examined the entrances that the settlers damaged  to provide them access near the Ibrahimi Mosque/ Cave of Macpelah.  The Hebron Rehabilitation Committee had sealed these entrances with stone and concrete, which the settlers had begun to demolish. …

Yigal Amir’s assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on 4 November 1995 dramatically changed the work of the Hebron team.  Amir turned out to have been one of the key organizers of the Saturday afternoon street thuggery in Hebron, so much of that violence came to an end.   Israeli public opinion as well, turned against…

In 1967, the Israeli military forcibly took part of Abu Hamed al-Zaru’s  land (63 dunams), calling itself the custodian.  The military forced the Palestinian population living near what became the settlement of Kiryat Arba to sign a rental agreement for land on which it installed communications towers in 1971.  This agreement also made it possible for Kiryat Arba…

Another posting from our archives. Since 1995, the struggles of the families living in Tel Rumeida have featured prominently in our releases. Accordingly, to show our readers what the new settlement expansion on Tel Rumeida means–what it means to have more Israeli settlers on Tel Rumeida with more Israeli soldiers to guard them–we will be…

At Tuwani – Between 18-20 January, four Palestinians and two Operation Dove (OD) volunteers were arrested by the Israeli police and army while Palestinian shepherds were grazing their flocks. On 18 January at 1:04 p.m., seven settlers came out from the illegal outpost of Havat Ma’on (Hill 833), and entered the Humra valley while two…

Another posting from our archives. Since 1995, the struggles of the families living in Tel Rumeida have featured prominently in our releases. Accordingly, to show our readers what the new settlement expansion on Tel Rumeida means–what it means to have more Israeli settlers on Tel Rumeida with more Israeli soldiers to guard them–we will be…

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…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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