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…

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….

CPT’s Palestine team will stay in Hebron, a microcosm of the Israeli military occupation of Palestine, and make human rights promotion a focus of its work, but plans to expand its work into new peacebuilding enterprises over the next three years. Most full-time Palestine CPTers (Israeli authorities had denied Jonathan Brenneman entry into the country…

JERUSALEM – The Israeli Supreme Court heard arguments on two cases that can significantly change the complexion of the West Bank, in particular the Old City of Hebron as well as the South Hebron Hills consisting of the villages of  Majaez, Taban, Isfay, Fakhit, Hallawa, Al Mirkaz, Jinba and Kharuba. Although the two court cases…

Soldiers in the occupied Old City neighborhood of Hebron (H2)  arrested and detained nine children between the ages of eight and 16 from April 5 to April 22.   Most recently on April 21 soldiers   arrested a 15-year-old boy who was playing outside the Ibrahimi Mosque.  According to witnesses the boy sustained serious injuries to…

Hebron, oPT April 15, 2012 On the night of April 14, Israeli soldiers in Hebron took a thirteen year old boy from his house, blindfolded and handcuffed him and closed him inside a nearby checkpoint container for 20 minutes. The soldiers then walked him, still blindfolded and handcuffed, to another checkpoint a block away and…

OCCUPIED CHILDHOODS Impact of the actions of Israeli soldiers on Palestinian children in H2 during February, March and April 2013 OCCUPIED CHILDHOODS:  Report by International Human Rights Workers in Hebron, OPT, Documents the Loss of Childhood in Occupied Hebron. A newly released report compiled by internationals working in the West Bank city of Hebron documents…

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