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…

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…

Yigal Amir’s assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on 4 November 1995 dramatically changed the work of the Hebron team.  Amir turned out to have been one of the key organizers of the Saturday afternoon street thuggery in Hebron, so much of that violence came to an end.   Israeli public opinion as well, turned against…

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…

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 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…

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