Who we are
Christian Peacemaker Teams Palestine is a faith-based organization that supports Palestinian-led, non-violent, grassroots resistance to the Israeli occupation and the unjust structures that uphold it. By collaborating with local Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers and educating people in our home communities we strive to help create a space for justice and peace.
Updates from the field
On Thursday 30th March four Palestinians were arrested at a nonviolent action in Wadi el-Hussein, near Kiryat Arba, when planting trees for the annual Land Day commemoration, 30th March. The action was attended by people from many different organisations, such as the Hebron Defense Committee, Human Rights Defenders, all political parties and Defense for Children International. All these organizations and political parties are part of the campaign “Dismantle the Ghetto: Take the Settlers Out Of Hebron”. This land day action was part of this campaign.
Susiya, Palestine Escalating tensions fill the village of Susiya in the South Hebron Hills as it faces threats of imminent demolition and a forced removal of all those living here. Since 1986, the current location of susiya has been demolished several times. With each demolition, the residents rebuild on the land for which they…
Checkpoint 56 To walk through Checkpoint 56 is no straightforward process for a Palestinian. Even the term “walking through” seems limp and devoid of truth: There’s standing and waiting, some leaning and retracing of steps. There’s standing and waiting, some leaning and retracing of steps. There’s standing and waiting, some leaning and retracing of steps….
December 21 was a special day for me. I passed through Checkpoint 56 in H2 area of Hebron, without the soldiers stopping me, searching my bag and checking my ID. It is one of the checkpoints that leads to Shuhada Street, which used to be the main artery of Hebron. It’s been mostly closed to Palestinians since 1994, and the closure became complete after the second Intifada in 2000. That morning, Geert Cappelaere, who is the UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, came to visit Qurtoba Basic School and… Read more
Exposure to violence
Palestinian children in the H-2 / Israeli military-controlled area of Hebron, besides having to deal with the violence, poverty, humiliation and restrictions on their movement that are a direct result of Israel’s military occupation of the city, must regularly walk through toxic clouds of teargas on their way to school. The hundreds of students attending Ibrahimi, Al Fayhaa, Tareq Ibn Ziad, Khadeegeh, Hebron, and the UNRWA schools, as well as their teachers and neighbors,… Read more
Stats on Teargas
Palestinians living in Hebron / Al-Khalil repeatedly face teargas, sound grenades, and other violent measures deployed by Israeli forces. Christian Peacemaker Teams accompanies Palestinians living in H-2 / Israeli-occupied Hebron and documents the Israeli military’s use of violence against the people living there. The numbers below tally up-to-the-hour incidents of teargas and sound grenades in the areas of Hebron’s Old City that CPT and the International Solidarity Movement monitor… Read more