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AT-TUWANI UPDATE: December 2007

Every school day, the team monitored the Israeli army escort of children coming to and from the At-Tuwani school.  The soldiers were often late, which meant long waits for the children.  After calling Yesh Din, an Israeli human rights group, on December 9 and 10, the soldiers became more punctual.  The team accompanied Palestinian farmers plowing their fields near the Israeli settlement of Ma'on, and the settler outpost of Havot Ma'on, and undertook limited accompaniment of shepherds.

AT-TUWANI POEM: On these Hebron hills

On these Hebron Hills

walked Abraham and Sarah

and David, the king.

AT-TUWANI REFLECTION: The birth of Jesus and occupations

It was a warm, sunny Christmas day in the South Hebron Hills. My Christian Peacemaker teammate and I spent the morning with an At-Tuwani villager and his children plowing and sowing wheat with two donkeys. Flocks of sheep were on the hills around us, an ideal setting for thinking about the birth of Jesus. We were there in solidarity with people facing possible attacks from the occupiers, from the people with guns, from those who wield worldly power. We were standing with the shepherds, with the dispossessed--people like those to whom the angels announced good news 2,000 years ago.