Despite the heavy snow and the cold weather, Palestinians of Hebron gathered on Friday 20 February to remember those killed in the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre and demand the opening of Shuhada Street. On 25 February 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a US-born Israeli settler, walked into the Ibrahimi Mosque and murdered 29 men while they prayed.  Israeli forces killed an…

The family’s cherished almond and cherry orchards are a thing of the past; only a few straggling trees survived the bulldozers of the Israeli Antiquities Authorities (IAA) in the last year. On 31 December 2014, the Abu Haikel family had their case protesting Israel’s takeover of the land on which they held a protected tenancy…

Marwan Khalil al Jabari arrested by soldiers– photo ISM Hebron Around noon today 30 January 2014, members of the Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron received a call from members of the International Solidarity Movement that soldiers had arrested a boy on New Shalala Street.  Members of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)…

by Kathleen Kern A few days ago, my teammate Alwyn and I were sidetracked by phone call as we left for a food shopping trip.  Another international monitoring group here in Hebron asked us to check out a situation at the container checkpoint that separates the H-1 area (under nominal Palestinian control) from H-2 (under…

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…

During the most recent weekly visit to villages in the South Hebron hills, CPTers witnessed the presence of a large group of Israeli soldiers and heard an artillery training activity.  Every week, CPT provides protective presence in an area, home to 12 villages, that has been declared a closed military zone for training, Firing Zone…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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