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Life in the Seam Zone Village of Al-Seefer

Life in the Seam Zone Village of Al-Seefer On Saturday 1st June, during Ramadan, two CPT’ers were accompanying community partners in At-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills. While there, the CPT’ers were invited to share an iftar meal with the Bedouin community in Al-Seefer and it was too good an opportunity to miss, so they […]

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To the Coming Generations

To the Coming Generations On May 10, 2019, CPT Palestine was called out to a major incident in Tel Rumeida. On arrival, we found that around 50 Israeli soldiers, together with a number of armed settlers, had just arrested two young Palestinian men. Talk about using a sledgehammer to crack a nut! At first, Israeli […]

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“Welcome to the Crossing”: The Beginning of Checkpoint Privatization

“Welcome to the Crossing”: The Beginning of Checkpoint Privatization In April 2019, three major checkpoints (Bab al-Zawiyeh / 56, Salaymeh / 160, and Qitoun / 209) in the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron) were surrounded with wooden planks and large signs saying “Welcome to the Crossing” in Arabic, Hebrew, and English. The Hebron Municipality has […]

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CPT Palestine team members denied entry by Israel

Within 10 days in July 2018, three full-time CPT workers were denied entry into Palestine by Israeli immigration. Carter, 24 years old, from United States, asked the Israeli soldier who was questioning him at the border if he was a threat, as a CPTer who holds the Israeli military to account under international law and […]

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Education under Occupation

For children around the world the beginning of a new school year marks a new level of learning in a child’s education. For Palestinian children in the Old City al-Khalil/Hebron beginning a new school year means that education is accompanied by disruption, intimidation, humiliation, and trauma. Children with backpacks walking with their friends and offering […]

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I See God in This Place, in These People

One day during our delegation we were having a scripture reflection with Sabeel, a liberation theology centre, and were discussing what exactly Jesus meant when He said He was the bread of life and what this means in a context where people are hungering and thirsting both physically and spiritually as a result of oppression. […]

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Palestinian movement denied for Jewish holidays

At 10pm on Wednesday, August 9th, the Ibrahimi Mosque checkpoint in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron) was closed. Announcements had been made on the radio the next morning that the closure was due to a Jewish holiday, and that the Mosque itself has been closed entirely to both Palestinians and non-Jews alike. Additionally, the call to prayer […]

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A Visit with Imad Abu Shamsieh

A Visit with Imad Abu Shamsieh On March 24, 2015 Imad Abu Shamsieh, a Palestinian resident of Tel Rumeida, filmed the execution of 21-year-old Abdel Fattah al-Sharif by Israeli Occupation soldier, Elor Azaria. The video, shared with the media by the human rights group, B’Tselem, provoked outrage from around the world, demanding justice on behalf […]

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The Festival of Ramadan

“Now is the time to unite the soul and the world, Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows” Rumi CPT Palestine team is happy to be able to experience the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in al-Khalil (Hebron), standing with the Palestinian community in celebrating this holy month. […]

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“They only wanted to punish me”

“They only wanted to punish me” “At 2 am in the morning on Friday, June 23, I woke up with someone knocking on my house door and I knew what was coming. When I opened the door about 25 soldiers entered my house. They didn’t even let me change and immediately ordered me to wake everyone in […]