The month of May saw an increase in settler violence in the neighbourhood of Tel Rumeida in Hebron, where Palestinians live in close proximity to very aggressive, ideological Israeli Jewish settlements. Although many of these settlers are well known, they rarely face any consequences for their violent actions. Not only does their violence go unpunished,…

by Jessica Morrison [Note: This article is adapted from a reflection Morrison wrote two days before Winter Storm Huda swept the region, bringing with it snow, icy rain and a severe drop in temperatures that killed people in Gaza and Lebanon.] Winter is just starting to bite here in Hebron, or Al Khalil, as Palestinians…

The most routine part of CPT Palestine’s work in Hebron is the monitoring of checkpoints through which students and teachers must walk to get to schools.  For years, they have been stationed at the Qitoun checkpoint/Checkpoint 209*, which stands between boys walking from the H-1 area to il-Ibrahimi school and girls walking to al-Faiha school…

An Israeli soldier, Staff Sgt. Gal Kobi, was shot in Hebron on Sunday, September 22 and pronounced dead at a hospital in Jerusalem.  His death was the second Israeli soldier death in three days. During clashes, Kobi was shot, some sources say, by a Palestinian sniper, others say from friendly fire.  Even to write about his…

Remember if you can your childhood. Remember being a child during the holidays. Remember the feeling of being free of school for a week. Remember the feeling of anticipation; the presents, the food, your favourite aunt or uncle. Remember the decorations, the days of preparations. Remember the meal, the family together around a single table….

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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