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…

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…

From the Tel Rumeida CPTnet Archives Another posting to illustrate what an expansion of the Israeli settlement enterprise will mean to the residents of Tel Rumeida.  Changes in the organization over the last eighteen years probably would have resulted in the title for this piece being, “Israeli soldiers fail to protect three young children from…

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…

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…

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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