Colonization: Bridging Israel and America I was invited by CPT to come to Hebron and bear witness to the harassment of the IOF, the cruelty and aggression of the illegal Jewish settlers, and the demolition and theft of homes by the IOF for the illegal Jewish settlers. As a team, we accompany Palestinian children and…

The Walk to School in Hebron by a recent CPT Palestine delegate Imagine your children or grandchildren going off to kindergarten. Young, innocent, curious, proud to be “adults” going to school now. Not quite the same for kindergarten kids off to school in Hebron, Occupied West Bank, Palestine. In one neighborhood the kindergarten kids round…

The West Bank Teachers’ Strike: Revolution in the Making? On Saturday, 12 March 2016 after a one-month strike, the Palestinian teachers in the West Bank returned to work (and Christian Peacemaker Teams-Palestine resumed its school checkpoint accompaniment.) The teachers were striking for fairer wages and in general more respect by the Palestinian Authority (PA) officials….

Restricting the life out of Hebron’s Old City – by Kathleen Kern Every year when I return to Hebron I have come to expect that I will find the Israeli Military Occupation more entrenched, the people more battered, more resigned. I expect that the Christian Peacemaker Team I have worked with since 1995 will have…

On New Year’s Day here in Hebron, after months of painstaking waiting and deliberations, the parents of 17 slain Palestinians finally received the bodies of their children. Killed by US-backed Israeli armed forces in and near Hebron over the course of the last three tumultuous months of 2015, and held by the Israeli government without…

Israeli forces sprayed skunk water on children, homes and streets in the Qitoun neighbourhood of Hebron on two school days in the first week of November. On one of those days, a renowned settler in Hebron arrived shortly before the ‘event’, prepared to film this foul smelling act of repression. See videos here and here,…

As Israeli state authorities processed my arrest on account of ‘an Instagram photo’, Israeli forces and settlers shot dead three Palestinian teenagers on the streets of Hebron on Saturday 17.10.15. With three teenagers killed and settlers literally celebrating in their blood, it is perhaps little surprise that those with cameras slung over shoulders are increasingly…

As physical violence escalates all over this land, heightened military repression and collective punishment has characterised Palestinian children’s walk to school in H2 Hebron in these first two weeks of October. In the ten days that Palestinian children have gone to school this month, Israeli forces have fired more than 143 teargas canisters as children…

CPT Palestine regularly accompanies Palestinian school children and documents human rights violations at two checkpoints in H2 Hebron. We are present at Qitoun Checkpoint 209 and Salaymeh Checkpoint 29 for an hour in the mornings when children are walking to school and an hour in the afternoons when children are returning home. Here is a…

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the time to consider the sins of the previous year and repent, is celebrated by the Jewish settlers in Hebron by increased oppression of the Palestinian population of the Old City. There are more stringent movement restrictions and security precautions imposed on the Palestinians by the Israeli military. Jewish…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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