Recent CPTnet stories

HEBRON: Sunday, 31 March 2008, Day of Prayer for Hebron's orphans

Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron is calling for Christians around the world to make Sunday, 30 March a day of prayer for the orphans of Hebron. On 25 February 2008, the Israeli army raided all of the buildings and institutions funded by Islamic Charities and gave orphanages and boarding schools until 1 April to evacuate students. On 6 March 2008, the Israeli army again stormed storage buildings of Islamic Charities, confiscating food, children's clothing, and kitchen appliances used to prepare meals for the orphans. These centers house, feed and educate 6000 children in Hebron.

AT-TUWANI: Settlers steal property, knock down CPTer, chase and shoot flocks in ten-day period.

On 16 March 2008, three Israeli settlers arrived just outside the village of At-Tuwani began chasing in their pickup truck young Palestinian shepherds and their flocks. A settler security agent from the settlement of Ma’on ripped a bag of herbs it from the hands of an eight-months pregnant Palestinian woman.

HEBRON: Israeli soldiers and settlers invade Palestinian home in Old City

On Wednesday, 19 March 2008, Israeli soldiers violently evicted the Egnabe family from their home in Hebron Old City. Israeli police arrested the father, Muhammad Egnabe, and B'Tselem* field worker Issa Amro, who was filming the eviction. The children cried and screamed as the Israeli forces threw the family’s furniture out of the house.

AT-TUWANI: Palestinians to rebuild homes demolished by Israeli military in Qawewis

Palestinian villagers from throughout the South Hebron Hills will gather Friday, 28 March 2008, in the village of Qawewis to begin rebuilding homes demolished on 19 March 2008 by the Israeli military.

IRAQ: CPT spends most of February working out visa problems

In early January 2008, the team received word from authorities at the Kurdish residency office that a problem, "maybe with your government" had come up regarding their visas. A U.S. embassy representative informed the team that U.S. State Department had nothing to do with registering NGOs. The Kurdish residency office stripped team members of their one-month visa and told them to leave the country within a week.