Palestine

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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 13-19 September 2016

 

Random Act of Oppression 

Pictured here: An Israeli border police searches a Palestinian student's bag at Salaymeh checkpoint, disrupting his journey home after school. After taking this photo the border policeman told CPTers: "No pictures here!" 
(September 19, 2016)

Prayers for Peacemakers, September 14, 2016 Palestine

Prayers for Peacemakers, September 14, 2016  Palestine

Pray for the children and teachers of Hebron’s Old City, who have begun their school year and must pass through checkpoints that the Israeli military expanded and fortified over the summer.  Any interactions they have with soldiers are now largely hidden from the view of monitoring organizations like Christian Peacemaker Teams.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 30 August-5 September 2016

Palestinian Childhood 

 Pictured here: A Palestinian girl stands in front of the Israeli border police during the settler tour. Using a mobile camera, she documents their movements near her house.
(09/03/2016)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 16-22 August 2016

 

We  Want Freedom

Pictured here: An old woman calling for freedom and justice for Palestinians in Israeli prisons, as part of a demonstration led by the Hebron Defense Committee. ​

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in Photos 1-7 August 2016

Childhood   

Pictured here: Palestinian children playing in the Old City of Hebron during an Israeli soldier’s patrol.
(03/08/2016)

Prayers for Peacemakers, August 3, 2016 Palestine

Prayers for Peacemakers, August 3, 2016  Palestine

Pray for the people of Susya who are once again facing the imminent expulsion from their village by the Israeli authorities.  Pray also that God will inspire volunteers to join Christian Peacemaker Teams – Palestine, which is extremely understaffed.

*Epixel for Peacemakers  August 7, 2016 
Photo: International Solidarity Movement
Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil,
 learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow. Isaiah 1:16-17
*epixel: a snapshot-epistle to the churches related to and appearing  with a text  from the upcoming Sunday's Revised Common 
Lectionary readings.

AL-Khalil (Hebron): Palestine Team looking for short-term volunteers

AL-Khalil (Hebron): Palestine Team looking for short-term volunteers

Have you always wanted to do a short-term assignment with Christian Peacemaker Teams - Palestine ? Were you on a CPT-Palestine delegation and always wanted to go back? The Palestine team is looking for short-term volunteers August 25-November 25, 2016 and November 20, 2016-February 20, 2017. Contact CPT Palestine Project Support Coordinator Mona Zuhairi: MonaZuhairi [at] cpt [dot] org. Please share widely.


AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos, 25 June-2 July 2016

 

Age limitations

Pictured here: On the last Friday of  Ramadan, Israeli Border Police prevented Palestinian worshipers between 15-25 years old from reaching the Ibrahimi Mosque.  This young boy, and later on the young woman in the picture were not allowed to pass. 

 (01/07/2016)
 

Prayers for Peacemakers June 30, 2016

Prayers for Peacemakers June 30, 2016

This morning 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayra murdered 13-year-old Hallel Yafa Ariel in the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba.  Tarayra was then shot and killed.  His family’s home in the Hebron-area village of Bani Naim will be demolished. Ever since Israeli soldiers killed Tarayra’s cousin, he had expressed a wish for death on his Facebook page.  Please pray for all the families mourning the loss of loved ones.  Please pray for all the families facing “price tag” attacks by settlers, which could include Campaign for Secure Dwellings families in the Beqa’a Valley, near Bani Naim, as well as people in the Old City of Hebron. 

*Epixel for Peacemakers  July 3, 2016  

To you, O LORD, I cried, and to the LORD I made supplication: "What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the Pit? 
Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness?" 
Psalm 39:8-9

 
*epixel: a snapshot-epistle to the churches related to and appearing  with a text  from the upcoming Sunday's Revised Common Lectionary readings.

CPT INTERNATIONAL REFLECTION: Pretty

 “So pretty, what a waste,” he said with a smile on his face.  

An older gentleman approached me at a gathering recently and started a conversation with those words. I think he thought he was giving me a compliment.

Seriously?

I mean, SERIOUSLY?

While I have control over the way I care for myself, I do not have control over the face I was born with, or my hair, or the bones and cartilage that give shape to my skin. These parts of my being are nothing to take pride in because I did nothing to “earn” them.  

The man who made the comment knows me.

He knows I've been a teacher of Spanish and theology. 

He knows I’ve traveled the world and taught English in India and Palestine.

He knows I’ve been a human rights defender in Palestine.