This Incident Report contains data collected over the last quarter, January through to March 20171. The report is broken down into five main sections: Children Under Occupation, Adults Under Occupation, Checkpoint Activity, Settlers in Al-Khalil/Hebron and Human Rights Observers.

Dear Mr. Marles, I am a U.S. citizen who has worked in the West Bank City of Hebron since 1995 with the human rights organization Christian Peacemaker Teams. I am currently serving with two Australian teammates who brought to my attention a picture of the four you enjoying time in Jerusalem under the caption, “Bringing…

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…

Despite the heavy snow and the cold weather, Palestinians of Hebron gathered on Friday 20 February to remember those killed in the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre and demand the opening of Shuhada Street. On 25 February 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a US-born Israeli settler, walked into the Ibrahimi Mosque and murdered 29 men while they prayed.  Israeli forces killed an…

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 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…

The al-Rajabi family from the Jebal Johar neighborhood of Hebron, in the H2 section, had the inside of their home completely destroyed by the Israeli military. On Friday, August 1, 2014, Israeli soldiers occupied the roof top of the al-Rajabi house in Jebal Johar near the illegal Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba at approximately 6…

Clashes erupted in Hebron today around 2:00 pm between the Israeli security forces and the Palestinians on the border of H1 and H2 and last until about 7:00 pm. The Israeli military dispersed the crowds with tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and in some places, there were empty rounds of live ammunition laying on…

During the month of February Palestinians in Hebron commemorated the 20th anniversary of  two tragic events which continue to haunt lives and curtail freedoms in the city:  The closing of Shuhada street and the massacre of 29 Palestinians in the Ibrahimi Mosque. Early on the morning of February 25 during the month of Ramadan 1994…

Children who cross checkpoints 29 and 209 on their way to school in the morning were exposed to teargas and sound grenades used by Israeli soldiers on seven of the last 8 school days. International observers and human rights workers in Hebron have witnessed Israeli soldiers repeatedly firing tear gas grenades and sound bombs into…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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