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.

Despite the threat of imminent destruction, the residents of Susiya continue striving for a better future and investing in the younger generation. This village in the South Hebron Hills was completely demolished twice before and faced many other struggles throughout the years. Now, when they were finally hoping for a chance to have their village…

A young Palestinian boy waves the flag of Palestine outside of Check Point 56, one of the road closures that ensures Jewish exclusivity down Shuhadah Street in Hebron. HEBRON, Palestine – Last Monday, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited Hebron. As a supporter of the rights of the Palestinian citizens of Israel, President Rivlin could have…

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…

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 Sunday March 16, during the Jewish holiday of Purim,  Operation Dove reported that  Israeli settlers attacked Palestinians and Internationals on Palestinian fields near the illegal outpost of  Mitzpe Yair adjacent to Firing Zone 918 in Masafer Yatta.  A settler armed with an iron pipe began threatening four shepherds and their flock at about 9…

This was the view this morning from the schoolyard of the Al Fakheit school in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron. Al Fakheit is a Palestinian village which lies inside an area claimed by Israel as Firing Zone 918. Military training exercises frequently disrupt life for villagers in Masafer Yatta, and the morning of February 20…

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 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…

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…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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