“Are the soldiers coming again tonight?” Repeated Israeli raids on three Palestinian homes, complete with  police dogs, brutal arrests, confiscations, terrified children, demolition orders … and nearly eight weeks of silence from the Israeli authorities: This is the experience of Beit Kahil village’s extended Assafrah family and their Zahur in-laws. That all happen after the…

“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…

In the rocky and dry hills south of Hebron, many communities struggle to maintain their lifestyle based on shepherding their flocks and cultivating their fields. These hamlets made of tents and caves are a testimony to a lifestyle that survived through the generations and they have adapted to the changes of time. Regardless of what…

Demolition in Idhna Last week Christian Peacemaker Team members drove out of Hebron with our Palestinian partner organizations the Land Research Centre and Al-Haq. Our purpose of driving through the rocky hills with their terraced farms was to see the results of more Israeli demolitions that happened just before the recent big storm.   While our…

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…

While many facts about the kidnapping of three Israeli settlers in early June, remain unclear, specifically to the public, one reality remains clear: Israel will pull no punches in sending a message to the Palestinians. There are some points of this story that cannot be contested. We know that Israeli military orders to demolish three…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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