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HEBRON URGENT ACTION: Israeli Civil Administration set to demolish clinic and twenty homes near Hebron this week

Palestinian residents of the Beqa’a Valley are in danger of losing their health clinic, currently under construction, and twenty homes. The Israeli Civil Administration issued orders to the Israeli military to demolish the homes and clinic by the end of the week…

Atta Jaber, a resident of the Beqa’a Valley, told members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), “We want the world to know that with our new clinic that has the demolition order, if there was an automobile accident on the Bypass Route 60, and Israelis were injured and could not get to a hospital, we would give them medical treatment right here in this Palestinian clinic. Tell the world.”

HEBRON: First Station of the Cross—Jesus, accused by his enemies, stands condemned before Pilate

As we recall Jesus standing before Pilate, who represents the Occupying Roman Forces, and the full weight of the Roman Empire, let us meditate on a scene happening in Hebron. Six Palestinian youths, between the ages of fifteen and nineteen, stand before the Israeli military, accused by a settler woman of breaking and entering her home.


AT-TUWANI REFLECTION: Why can’t you bring us our donkey?

When I saw Heba* talking to the Ma'on settlement guard, I went running towards her with my video camera poised. In At-Tuwani, Israeli settlers have attacked Palestinian children walking to school, as well as Palestinian adults working on their own land. But as I hurried towards Heba, I realized this seven-year-old was about to teach me a lesson in nonviolent resistance.

GAZA: Israeli "End the Siege" action at Erez Checkpoint

n 26 January 2008, almost 2000 people arrived at the Erez Checkpoint, Gaza, in a convoy of buses, trucks and cars, bringing two tons of food donated by the participants as well as five tons of essential foodstuffs and water distillers the organizers had purchased.

Jessica Frederick and Paulette Schroeder, representing the Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) in Hebron and Sean O’Neill a CPTer from At-Tuwani, traveled in the convoy along with representatives from at least twenty-six Israeli human rights and peace activist groups who had organized the action.

HEBRON/AT-TUWANI: Ash Wednesday and fasting resources for “Way of the Cross, in Occupied Palestine”

During Ash Wednesday services, consider including the following prayer:

“Creator God, the Parent of all people, we remember on this day of mourning all those suffering from injustice, war, and military occupation. We remember especially those living under military occupation in Palestine. We repent and mourn of the ways in which our government has participated in or complied with this occupation. May these ashes remind us of trees in Palestine that have become ashes – trees on Palestinian land that Israeli settlers have set on fire."


HEBRON/AT-TUWANI: CPT Palestine Announces "The Way of the Cross in Occupied Palestine" Campaign

CPT Palestine announces "Way of the Cross in Occupied Palestine," a Lenten campaign to raise awareness of the suffering of the Palestinian people living under Israeli military occupation. Each week in Lent, CPT Palestine will provide action ideas and worship resources that parallel the themes found in the Stations of the Cross, a tool used for reflection on the suffering and death of Christ.

AT-TUWANI: Christian Peacemaker Teams Releases Video of Settlers Firing on Palestinian Shepherds in South Hebron Hills

Late Saturday morning, 12 January 2008, settlers from the Hill 833 outpost (called Havat Ma'on by Israeli settlers) fired six shots at shepherds grazing their sheep in a nearby valley. Shepherds and international volunteers with them quickly moved to lower ground and sustained no injuries…

AT-TUWANI: Olive trees destroyed in the night.

Sometime between the afternoon of 12 January and the morning of 14 January 2008, six olive trees in Khoruba Valley, belonging to a Palestinian villager from At-Tuwani, were seriously damaged.

AT-TUWANI: Settlers fire on Palestinian shepherds in South Hebron Hills

Late Saturday morning, 12 January 2008, settlers from the expanding Havat Ma’on (Hill 833) outpost fired six shots at shepherds grazing their sheep in a nearby valley.

HEBRON URGENT ACTION: Stop-work order issued for clinic in the Beqa'a Valley

The Palestinian residents of the Beqa'a Valley are in danger of losing their clinic. The Israeli Civil Administration has issued a stop-work order for the building, which is under construction. Residents of the Beqa'a Valley have been building this clinic without governmental or outside funding, even though many residents have little or no paid employment.