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…

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…

[Note: Long-time team contact Feryl Abu Haikel wrote the following poem when the Israeli Civil administration first fenced in the family’s almond orchard. A video of Abu Haikel’s daughter Arwa reading the poem in Manchester, United Kingdom on International Women’s Day in 2012 is available here. (Arwa begins reading at 2:15.)] Feryal Abu Haikal (translated…

On 5 January 2014, CPTers learned that a bulldozer had begun leveling a large tract of almond orchard for the expansion of the Tel Rumeida settlement complex on the previous evening.  Two CPTers visited with Hani Abu Haikel, long-time CPT partner, on 7 January to learn more details. According to Abu Haikel, his extended family…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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