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AT-TUWANI: Nonviolent demonstration opens road in South Hebron Hills

Palestinians in the South Hebron hills gathered on 29 February 2008 to open the main access road to Yatta, which the Israeli military had bulldozed shut two weeks earlier.

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HEBRON REFLECTION: Crosses, flags, and murdered children

Most people in Hebron have TVs. The last few days the images on the screen have been unbearable. At one home, I saw a mother try to distract her eight-year old son from the television, but she was too late. He had already seen the carnage after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza landed on boys playing soccer. Mothers watching the screen sobbed uncontrollably as they saw Israeli bombs slaughtering babies, one only two days old. Gaza is in every home in the West Bank, on the faces of people in the market, and in the children throwing stones at the soldiers.

HEBRON: Second and Third Stations of the Cross—Jesus takes up his cross and falls under its weight

or forty years, Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have born the cross of military occupation.  Palestinians have lost their land, their homes, their olive trees, their cultural traditions, and their lives.  Throughout these forty years, people around the world, especially Christian Zionists, have offered their unconditional support to the Israeli military occupation of Palestine.  Because the support our governments offer the state of Israel, we are complicit in the suffering of the Palestinian people.

AT-TUWANI REFLECTION: Heroes of the South Hebron Hills

You won't see these shepherds and farmers from Tuba and Mughayir Al Abeed in their in red keffiyehs and mud-stained boots on the evening news. But while Israeli politicians ignore the activities of extremist Israeli settlers, these Palestinians from the South Hebron Hills are successfully resisting settlement expansion without violence.

Author of AT-TUWANI REFLECTION: Is there peace now?

The CPTnet editor regrets not including the name of Art Gish as the author of

"AT-TUWANI REFLECTION: Is there peace now?"