Settlers  have won a victory in their ongoing attempt to grab land for a new settlement in Hebron.  On March 11 the Israeli Supreme Court agreed to hand over the Al-Rajabi building in the Old City of Hebron to settlers, despite the devastating humanitarian impacts of the decision on Palestinians living in the neighborhood.  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…

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…

From the Tel Rumeida CPTnet Archives Another posting to illustrate what an expansion of the Israeli settlement enterprise will mean to the residents of Tel Rumeida.  Changes in the organization over the last eighteen years probably would have resulted in the title for this piece being, “Israeli soldiers fail to protect three young children from…

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…

[Note: Long-time team contact Feryl Abu Haikel wrote the following poem when the Israeli Civil administration first fenced in the family’s almond orchard. A video of Abu Haikel’s daughter Arwa reading the poem in Manchester, United Kingdom on International Women’s Day in 2012 is available here. (Arwa begins reading at 2:15.)] Feryal Abu Haikal (translated…

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…

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 running releases from our archives…

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…

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