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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Flagrant settler violence, with Israeli military collusion, increases in Tel Rumeida

The month of May saw an increase in settler violence in Hebron’s Tel Rumeida neighbourhood, where Palestinians live in close proximity to aggressive, ideological Israeli Jewish settlers. 

On 9 May, a Palestinian woman and her two children from the Abu Shamsiyeh family in Tel Rumeida were on their way to go shopping.  Settlers attacked one of her children.  A Palestinian man pushed the settlers away from the crying Palestinian child, which made the settlers furious. They wanted the Palestinian man arrested for “pushing a settler.” When soldiers did not arrest the Palestinian man, the settlers started harassing people and attacked a Palestinian woman trying to film the incident. The harassment went on for over an hour, during which they spit at and pushed people. The soldiers prevented many people from going to their homes. When the woman returned from the shop a while later, soldiers did not allow her to go home for quite some time.  The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) documented the incident on video and wrote a full report. Read the report and watch the video here.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 17-23 May 2015




Pictured here: A Palestinian girl is briefly stopped on her way home as she makes her way past the weekly settler tour. While it may seem a minor inconvenience, when put in the context of constant Israeli military occupation, it is part of an ongoing process of control and intimidation. The weekly settler tour is an intrusion into an already restricted public space, with some private spaces also occupied by the Israeli military for extra surveillance.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Christian Peacemaker Teams seeking new Personnel Coordinator and Palestine Project Support Coordinator

Christian Peacemaker Teams is currently inviting people to apply for the positions of Personnel Coordinator and Palestine Project Support Coordinator. 

Personnel Coordinator

Starting date: December 1, 2015, with likely participation in CPT’s peacemaker training in October 2015.

Position:  100% Full-time equivalent, two-year term, with a possibility of a third year.

More details here

Support Coordinator for Palestine Project based in Al-Khalil/Hebron

Starting date: September 1, 2015

Position: 50% full-time equivalent, three year renewable contract

More details here

Prayers for Peacemakers, May 28, 2015 Palestine

Prayers for Peacemakers, May 28, 2015    Palestine

Give thanks that at the end of the school year, the Israeli military allowed the children of the Saraya kindergarten to walk on the paved portion of the segregated path that runs by the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.  In March, Israeli Border Police arrested two CPTers because the team had been advocating for the children’s right to walk on the paved side of the fence where settlers walk, rather than the more hazardous, rubble-strewn side.

CPTer performs his favorite accompaniment duty on the paved side 
of the apartheid fence. 

Children on their last day of kindergarten.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 10-16 May 2015




Pictured here: A Palestinian journalist takes a photo of Israeli soldiers during the weekly settler tour of Hebron's Old City. Monitoring the tour through cameras is one of the ways Palestinians have found for deterring some of the violence and aggression from settlers and soldiers.  

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 2-9 May 2015



Pictured here: This little girl, her mother and three older brothers received a 3:00 a.m. wake up call when a group of Israeli soldiers raided their home and turned it upside down to 'look for guns.' 

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 26 April-2 May 2015




Pictured here: Border Police stop even young children and check their school bags as they pass through the checkpoints on their way to school. The rights of children are constantly violated in this Occupation.

PALESTINE/ISRAEL: CPTer denied entry at Ben Gurion airport


CPTer John Bergen and friend

On Tuesday, May 5, Israeli Immigration stopped me Ben-Gurion Airport, interrogated me, and deported me. I was returning to start my second stint with CPT-Palestine in Hebron, now I am banned from entering Israel for ten years. It is difficult to express the mixture of anger, grief, loss, and uncertainty that comes with the denial of access to friends, teammates, and a community of activists that I have grown to love in the few short months I worked in Hebron.

It is a feeling that many others do understand. Any international who has worked in Palestine with CPT or other international solidarity organizations knows the fear of Israeli authorities turning him or her away at the border.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A Week in Photos 19-25 April 2015

Below are some of the CPT Palestine's best photos for the week of 19-25 April, capturing the grim absurdity of the occupation and the spirit of Hebron's inhabitants.




Pictured here: Here is a child who has decided to have a bit of fun by turning the tables on this Israeli policeman - and follow him for a change.