Palestine

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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Privilege in Palestine and Pennsylvania

A month ago I visited Israel and Palestine for the first time to learn about the Israel-Palestine conflict. Instead, I learned about the United States. That place, seven hours ahead of my home time, made me feel like I was living in an America past.

When I rode past the barrier separating Israel from the land outside, I wondered about the origins of Wall Street in New York City. When I saw Palestinians get off the bus at a checkpoint to have their documents reviewed while the border guard hopped on the bus to glance at my U.S. passport, I couldn’t help thinking of Rosa Parks. When I heard stories of how Palestinians lost their homes to demolitions, evictions, arson and unemployment, I thought about the Lenape who used to live where I live in central Pennsylvania—but over the course of decades were pushed to reservations in Oklahoma.

The guns are different, the land is different, but the ideologies are the same. People with power—people like me—use any means to take what we want. We talk a good line about laws and rights, but deep down we’re selfish, and fearful. We’re afraid of strangers, afraid of scarcity, afraid of death, and we do everything in our power to keep those fears at bay.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos, 11-17 September 2015

 

What Will We Tell the Principal?

 
Pictured here: Palestinian teachers are late for school, because soldiers are detaining them for ID checks in Hebron.  

(15/09/2015)

Prayers for Peacemakers, September 16, 2016

Prayers for Peacemakers, September 16, 2016

Give thanks for another year of Christian Peacemaker Team-Palestine’s accompaniment of the Al-Saraya kindergarten children in Hebron’s Old City.  Give thanks for the lasting bonds and friendships that will develop.

 

 *Epixel for Sunday, September 20, 2015 

Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them,
"Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me."
 Mark 9:36-37
 
*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): A Week in Photos 27 August-3 September 2015

Renewed Israeli oppression at school time

 

Pictured here: Yousef, one of the Palestinian boys that attend the Ibrahimi school in Hebron is stopped, questioned and asked to empty his pockets despite the fact he did not set off the metal detector.  

(02/09/2015)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A Week in Photos 9-15 August 2015



 

Preparation for prayer 

Pictured here: Settlers children are accompanied by Israeli soldiers on their way to Shabat prayer passing by Palestinian houses
(14/08/2015)
 

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A Week in Photos 3-9 August 2015

 




 

THREE BROTHERS - ONE BIKE

Pictured here: Nothing builds trust like three riding on a bicycle.
(04/08/2015)

Prayers for Peacemakers, August 12, 2015 Palestine.

Prayers for Peacemakers, August 12, 2015     Palestine.

Pray for all the Palestinians who live in and around the Abu Rajeb house in Hebron and the children and teachers who must pass it to attend school in the neighborhood.  If settlers succeed in taking over the house, Palestinian children and adults will be at significantly increased risk of soldier and settler attack.

  *Epixel for Sunday, August 16, 2015 
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. Psalm 39:14
 
*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): Palestinian children targeted by the Israeli Military

“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 occupying forces. From soldiers confiscating their bicycles to chasing them down in the street, the Israeli occupying forces are stripping children of their fundamental right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities.

These are the stories that CPT has documented in Hebron’s Old City, but many more stories of boys and girls remain invisible.

Sunday 19 July â€“ A six-year-old boy was swarmed by the heavily armed Israeli military, forced to empty his pockets, and aggressively interrogated.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): CPT Palestine week in photos, 10-19 July 2015

 

Provocation 

Pictured here: Israeli soldiers patrolling provocatively at Bab i-Zawwyeh in H1, outside their assigned area in H2. 
(12/07/2015)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Twenty years of CPT Palestine in photos

This summer marks the twentieth year of Christian Peacemaker Team's presence in Palestine.  While that does not seem to be a reason to celebrate, we do feel we should mark the occasion.

1997: Direct Action

 Pictured here: A CPTer takes part in a rebuilding action at the Waheed Zalloum house, which is located between the settlements of Kiryat Arba and Harsina in Hebron.