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….

Remembering Martyrs’ Cemetery On a warm, sunny, Sunday noontime, 26 February 2017, at The Martyrs’ Cemetery on a hillside in Hebron, groups of Palestinian community leaders, political officials, the press, school children, members of the community and international observers gathered to remember the 29 lives that an American-Israeli settler, and doctor, took Friday, noon, 25…

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…

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…

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….

Restricting the life out of Hebron’s Old City – by Kathleen Kern Every year when I return to Hebron I have come to expect that I will find the Israeli Military Occupation more entrenched, the people more battered, more resigned. I expect that the Christian Peacemaker Team I have worked with since 1995 will have…

On New Year’s Day here in Hebron, after months of painstaking waiting and deliberations, the parents of 17 slain Palestinians finally received the bodies of their children. Killed by US-backed Israeli armed forces in and near Hebron over the course of the last three tumultuous months of 2015, and held by the Israeli government without…

Israeli forces sprayed skunk water on children, homes and streets in the Qitoun neighbourhood of Hebron on two school days in the first week of November. On one of those days, a renowned settler in Hebron arrived shortly before the ‘event’, prepared to film this foul smelling act of repression. See videos here and here,…

As Israeli state authorities processed my arrest on account of ‘an Instagram photo’, Israeli forces and settlers shot dead three Palestinian teenagers on the streets of Hebron on Saturday 17.10.15. With three teenagers killed and settlers literally celebrating in their blood, it is perhaps little surprise that those with cameras slung over shoulders are increasingly…

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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