I wake to the sound of screaming. Screaming and multiple tear gas canisters fired no more than ten meters away from where I lie.
I close the windows and rush to check on my grandparents. They’re both in their 80’s and won’t be able to handle even the smallest amount of tear gas. It’s just the three of us in the house. I ask my grandparents about what’s happening, and they appear to have no idea. They’re completely unfazed and ask if I’d like some tea…

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) provides an ongoing protective presence for eight schools and two kindergartens located between four checkpoints[i] in the Old City of Hebron. This report covers the period from 24 January 2015 to 28 May 2015 in the above mentioned areas. These are considered some of the most vulnerable locations, as is noted…

Palestinian residents of Hebron faced increased militarization in their neighborhoods, as occupying Israeli forces continued in a trend of using holidays as additional opportunities for oppression.  In the days surrounding Passover, CPT witnessed a surge in the amount of Israeli military and a rise in the restriction of movement for Palestinians.  These are some of…

Original post written: 10.04.15 Updated: 15.04.15 (see appendage below) ] Update: 15.04.15 On 13.04.15 CPT visited Maher’s family. His father, Mahmoud, informed CPT that this week Israeli soldiers (at times as many as 16, and once, 48, discussed above) have been entering his family home every day, every three hours. He explained that sometimes it…

Every Saturday, Israeli and foreign tourists gather in Hebron’s Old City for a tour. On this tour, visitors are given a false and racist history of Hebron that denies the legacy of Muslims and Jews living together for centuries. The tour is accompanied by dozens of Israeli soldiers and Border Police, who ID check and…

The border police argued with my teammate about permission to walk the paved “settler path.”  Sound bombs and tear gas were exploding at Salaymeh, a checkpoint nearby. According to the soldiers, we were OK, but the boys and girls with us could only walk through the adjacent rocky path. Border police uttered Hebrew words through…

11 December 2014—This morning the education of thousands of Palestinian children in Hebron was again compromised. While hundreds of children tried to walk to the seven schools near both the Qitoun/209 and Salimeh/29 checkpoints, Israeli border policemen fired teargas and rubber-coated steel bullets in response to a few children throwing stones towards the checkpoints. Even…

  HEBRON, Palestine –  On Sunday October 26th at approximately 7:45 a.m., Israeli border police detained and arrested an 11 year old Palestinian boy in the Qitoun area of H2. The Israeli soldier grabbed the young boy by wrapping his hand in the collar of his shirt, twisting his clothing tightly around the neck, despite the fact that the…

On 18 July 2014, members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), friends and supporters will gather at the Israeli Consulate in downtown Chicago to mourn collectively and individually the deaths of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Operation Brother’s Keeper and Operation Protective Edge.  CPT trainees, Peacemaker Corps members, and others wishing to show solidarity with…

As the families of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach languish in uncertainty, grieving the alleged kidnapping of their three young boys, the world watches on as their anguish is politically co-opted to provide a veil of destabilization of indiscriminate military force to the Palestinian communities in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel. The…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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