Gasim and Waleed are two brothers who were born, and have grown up in the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron). They are from a big family, with five brothers and three sisters. We spoke with them about what their life has been like, what their hopes are and what they see as important to create change. G: “I left my school when I was 12 years old. I left my school because when you are born in the Old City of Hebron, in the middle of Israeli settlements, and the military it’s difficult to live. ..

A Hebron businessman is the source for our title phrase. He meant that checkpoints were killing his business and those of others. Checkpoints make transport more difficult because permits are necessary to use Israel’s apartheid highways. The requirement for a permit often leads to extortion by Israeli security agents to force the Palestinian applicant to become a collaborator.

Extra Stress At 7 AM while walking to monitor a checkpoint while on school patrol my partner and I looked up and saw this. It is something you will never see near a school in the West. We are all familiar with electric wires over which pairs of running shoes have been tossed and sometimes…

This study is divided into two parts. In this first section we will consider the framework of International Humanitarian Law, including a short tour through its history and applicable normative bodies. In the second part, which will be featured in next month’s CPT newsletter, we will explore the obligations of the occupying power with specific attention to children’s access to education…

School Semester Report February 2015- May 2015 Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) provides an ongoing protective presence near the 209/Qitoun/ Pharmacy Checkpoint (CP), 29/Diwan Al Ja’abri / 160/ Salaymeh(CP), and the Bench #1, #2 (CP) in the Old City of Hebron. This report covers the period from January 24th, 2015 to May 28th, 2015 in the above mentioned areas. Click here to read the full report. http://bitly.com/1L92RQy

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…

On Sunday Israeli Border Police arrested two CPT members while they were walking Palestinian children from kindergarten just after noon. The CPTers were taken to the police station near the Ibrahimi Mosque, then moved to a police station in the Givat Havot settlement, and finally released at 5:20 p.m. Israeli police did not press formal…

HEBRON, Palestine. On December 10th, 2014, Israeli border police fired teargas at Qitoun checkpoint, causing the hospitalization of a 12 year-old boy and the closure of the Ibrahimi School. Israeli forces frequently fire teargas at Palestinian school children as they pass through checkpoints on their way to school, often in a disproportionate response to stones…

  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…

It’s four and a half years since I last worked in the south Hebron hills village of Tuwani and so I was glad to go there yesterday for an overnight stay. There have been a lot of changes since my last stint there with Christian Peacemaker Teams. Of course, babies have been born, children have…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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