The family’s cherished almond and cherry orchards are a thing of the past; only a few straggling trees survived the bulldozers of the Israeli Antiquities Authorities (IAA) in the last year. On 31 December 2014, the Abu Haikel family had their case protesting Israel’s takeover of the land on which they held a protected tenancy…

SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Umm al-Kher facing settler attacks, settlement expansion and a lawsuit from Karmel Umm al-Kher is a village of about 135 people from the al-Hathaleen Bedouin who fled from their original lands near the Israeli city of Arad in during the war of 1948 to the South Hebron Hills.  They subsequently suffered the…

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…

In a follow-up visit to the derelict al-Sharif home that Israeli settlers broke into on 23 January, CPTers examined the entrances that the settlers damaged  to provide them access near the Ibrahimi Mosque/ Cave of Macpelah.  The Hebron Rehabilitation Committee had sealed these entrances with stone and concrete, which the settlers had begun to demolish. …

On 23 January 2014, two Israeli settlers, accompanied by three Israeli Border Police broke into a room of the derelict al-Sharif house near the il-Ibrahimi mosque.  They used electric tools as well as picks and the Border Police appeared not only to be protecting them, but also offering advice about how to enter the derelict…

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…

At Tuwani – Between 18-20 January, four Palestinians and two Operation Dove (OD) volunteers were arrested by the Israeli police and army while Palestinian shepherds were grazing their flocks. On 18 January at 1:04 p.m., seven settlers came out from the illegal outpost of Havat Ma’on (Hill 833), and entered the Humra valley while two…

From the Tel Rumeida CPTnet Archives An Open Letter to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Re: Attack on the Abu Haikel family Urgent Action request to CPT constituency   CPTNET Sept. 28, 1995 Open Letter to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin To:  The Honorable Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Re:  Increased Violence in Hebron At dusk on 22…

FROM THE TEL RUMEIDA CPTnet ARCHIVES When Christian Peacemaker Teams set up in Hebron/ Al-Khalil in the summer of 1995, among its first contacts were the Abu Haikel family, and the struggles of the families living in Tel Rumeida have featured prominently in our releases over the last eighteen years. Accordingly, to show our readers…

FROM THE TEL RUMEIDA CPTnet ARCHIVES When Christian Peacemaker Teams set up in Hebron/ Al-Khalil in the summer of 1995, among its first contacts were the Abu Haikel family, and the struggles of the families living in Tel Rumeida have featured prominently in our releases over the last eighteen years. Accordingly, to show our readers…

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