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…

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…

by Kathleen Kern Years ago in our Hebron apartment, we had a foam cushion insert on which someone had drawn a smiling face.  We dubbed it “Happy Foam Square,” and would throw it at a wall when our work got frustrating.  Doing so was surprisingly cathartic. So in a small way, I understand why throwing…

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…

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…

On the morning of April 7  the 105 residents of Khirbet al Majaz, in the southern West Bank region of Masafer Yatta, were awakened by a low-flying Israeli helicopter passing over their homes at about 6AM. At 6:30 soldiers fired a half-dozen large mortar shells, which sounded like bombs going off close-by their homes. Currently…

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