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…

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,…

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…

Below is a press release that Christian Peacemaker Team’s colleagues Operation Dove wrote about a settler attack on February 8 2014.  Operation Dove coordinates the international presence in Firing Zone 918 in which CPT participates. Settlers attack Palestinian shepherds, Israeli activists and internationals during nonviolent action in South Hebron Hills Israeli soldiers allow settlers to…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

In 1967, the Israeli military forcibly took part of Abu Hamed al-Zaru’s  land (63 dunams), calling itself the custodian.  The military forced the Palestinian population living near what became the settlement of Kiryat Arba to sign a rental agreement for land on which it installed communications towers in 1971.  This agreement also made it possible for Kiryat Arba…

CPTnet 26 August 1995 Israel Defense Force prevents Palestinians from going home by Wendy Lehman HEBRON, WEST BANK — The Israel Defense Force (IDF) prevented Palestinians from going to their homes near the Tel Rumeida settlement from 9 am until approximately 7:30 pm on August 24.  The IDF closed the area with an unexplained military…

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