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…

As physical violence escalates all over this land, heightened military repression and collective punishment has characterised Palestinian children’s walk to school in H2 Hebron in these first two weeks of October. In the ten days that Palestinian children have gone to school this month, Israeli forces have fired more than 143 teargas canisters as children…

CPT Palestine regularly accompanies Palestinian school children and documents human rights violations at two checkpoints in H2 Hebron. We are present at Qitoun Checkpoint 209 and Salaymeh Checkpoint 29 for an hour in the mornings when children are walking to school and an hour in the afternoons when children are returning home. Here is a…

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the time to consider the sins of the previous year and repent, is celebrated by the Jewish settlers in Hebron by increased oppression of the Palestinian population of the Old City. There are more stringent movement restrictions and security precautions imposed on the Palestinians by the Israeli military. Jewish…

Hadil (18) was shot dead by Israeli forces at Shuhada checkpoint in occupied Hebron on tuesday morning (22.09.15). Hadil was a member of a Palestinian family from the H1 region of Hebron, and was in her first year as a student at Hebron University. It was as she was passing through one of the many…

Microcosm: a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristics of something much larger. By Bob Holmes Twenty years ago, when CPT (Christian Peacemaker Teams) asked, “Where should our Palestine team be?” the answer was, “Hebron” because it is a microcosm of the whole Israeli military occupation, colonization and ethnic cleansing of…

“Recognizing that, in all countries in the world, there are children living in exceptionally difficult conditions, and that such children need special consideration…” from the Preamble of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child In the past two weeks, CPT has witnessed a significant increase in the targeting of Palestinian children by Israeli…

In the rocky and dry hills south of Hebron, many communities struggle to maintain their lifestyle based on shepherding their flocks and cultivating their fields. These hamlets made of tents and caves are a testimony to a lifestyle that survived through the generations and they have adapted to the changes of time. Regardless of what…

On April 25, Israeli Border Police shot and killed Assad al-Salayma, a 20-year-old Palestinian man, just outside the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron in the occupied West Bank. Soldiers said that Assad attacked them with a knife. On April 12, Baltimore police chased down Freddie Gray after he made eye contact with an officer and ran….

© 2015 With love from Hebron.
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