Craftspeople of al-Khalil: An interview with Bader and Zachariah Bader al-Tamimi’s shop stands at the entrance to the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron). Bader is always there it seems – a warm, dignified, welcoming presence to tourists, residents of al-Khalil (Hebron), members of human rights groups, and fellow craftspeople alike. Small cups of coffee or…

“We will start all over again”: Palestinians face a surge of home demolitions Early in the morning on 22 July, more than 1,000 Israeli soldiers and government workers arrived to Sur Bahir in the southern area of East Jerusalem and aggressively began the process of demolishing 70 Palestinian homes. Alongside the sheer magnitude, this home…

Passage through the Checkpoint: Experiences of Palestinian Female Residents in Hebron In the Israeli-controlled H2 area of al-Khalil (Hebron), Palestinian women and girls moving around their neighbourhoods encounter a number of obstacles to their freedom and security vis-a-vis Israeli military, border police, and settlers. The checkpoint, however, is an unpredictable and isolated site of male…

To the Coming Generations On May 10, 2019, CPT Palestine was called out to a major incident in Tel Rumeida. On arrival, we found that around 50 Israeli soldiers, together with a number of armed settlers, had just arrested two young Palestinian men. Talk about using a sledgehammer to crack a nut! At first, Israeli…

“Welcome to the Crossing”: The Beginning of Checkpoint Privatization In April 2019, three major checkpoints (Bab al-Zawiyeh / 56, Salaymeh / 160, and Qitoun / 209) in the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron) were surrounded with wooden planks and large signs saying “Welcome to the Crossing” in Arabic, Hebrew, and English. The Hebron Municipality has…

On 7 February 2014, CPTers went to the routine Friday mosque patrol around prayer time.  Often during Friday prayers, Israeli Border police will take the IDs of young Palestinian men while they going into the Ibrahimi Mosque, check to see if they have any outstanding warrants and then return the IDs when the men come…

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. …

by Kathleen Kern Years ago in our Hebron apartment, we had a foam cushion insert on which someone had drawn a smiling face.  We dubbed it “Happy Foam Square,” and would throw it at a wall when our work got frustrating.  Doing so was surprisingly cathartic. So in a small way, I understand why throwing…

On 26 December 2013, while CPTers were doing their routine monitoring of the school patrol at the Qitoun checkpoint, schoolboys threw several volleys of stones at the checkpoint for about a minute.  Border police at the checkpoint responded by throwing a sound bomb and then firing a teargas grenade. The grenade entered the second-story window…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
Top
Follow us: