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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

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Colonization: Bridging Israel and America I was invited by CPT to come to Hebron and bear witness to the harassment of the IOF, the cruelty and aggression of the illegal Jewish settlers, and the demolition and theft of homes by the IOF for the illegal Jewish settlers. As a team, we accompany Palestinian children and…

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The Walk to School in Hebron by a recent CPT Palestine delegate Imagine your children or grandchildren going off to kindergarten. Young, innocent, curious, proud to be “adults” going to school now. Not quite the same for kindergarten kids off to school in Hebron, Occupied West Bank, Palestine. In one neighborhood the kindergarten kids round…

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The West Bank Teachers’ Strike: Revolution in the Making? On Saturday, 12 March 2016 after a one-month strike, the Palestinian teachers in the West Bank returned to work (and Christian Peacemaker Teams-Palestine resumed its school checkpoint accompaniment.) The teachers were striking for fairer wages and in general more respect by the Palestinian Authority (PA) officials….

Tear Gas and Stun Grenades

An Israeli border police officer unloads a torrent of tear gas in the Quiton neighborhood of Hebron.

An Israeli border police officer unloads a torrent of tear gas in the Quiton neighborhood of Hebron.

The extreme use of the tear gas and sound grenades as a means of suppression against Palestinians in Hebron continues to be deployed indiscriminately by the Israeli Military. For more up to the date statistics by CPT and the International Solidarity Movement, click here.

 

Exposure to Violence

A Palestinian boy tries to evade an onslaught of Israeli tear gas on his way to school.

A Palestinian boy tries to evade an onslaught of Israeli tear gas on his way to school.

Palestinians in Hebron suffer from the chronic oppression of human right by the Israeli military. Hundreds of Palesetinians, mostly children, are targeted during just a few hours of the day as they walk to school in the morning and on their way home in the afternoon. This is what the numbers tell us.

 

Israeli Annexation

Feryal Abu Haikel, accompanied by a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams, Palestine (left) and two members of of the Israeli Archeology Group Emek Shaveh, who have been advocating for the Abu Haikels, at the high court in Jerusalem

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 contract for more than sixty years heard in the Israeli High Court, only to find that the State of Israel, in a secret deal, had given the land to Hebron settlers in 2012. And this week, a section of the family’s retaining walls collapsed yet again because of the digging beneath them; the footpath to one of their front doors is also danger of collapse. For more, click here.

 

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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