Recent CPTnet stories

HEBRON: Fourth Station of the Cross—Jesus meets his mother on the way to his execution

Let us recall Jesus meeting His mother as He carries His cross. She was unable to stand by quietly and see her innocent son accused, condemned and on His way to execution. Not only did she reach out to her son beneath His cross, she must have spoken out to the soldiers and tried to tell them of His innocence. Let us continue with the meditation and think of Jesus in contemporary Palestine.

AT-TUWANI UPDATE: February 2008

On team during this time were Tarek Abuata, Joy Ellison, Art Gish, Eileen
Hanson, Sean O’Neill, Cassandra Dixon, Doug Pritchard, and members of
Operation Dove (Doves).

Hebron Update 1-7 February 2008

Team members during this period were Tarek Abuata, Jean Fallon, Jessica
Frederick, Barbara Martens, Doug Pritchard, Dianne Roe, Paulette Schroeder,
Kathie Uhler, and Mary Wendeln

HEBRON: Gaza death toll reaches 100; Hebron responds

As our Palestinian neighbors react with horror at television images of dead babies in rubble in Gaza, and the Israeli army vows to continue the onslaught there, Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Hebron notes the dangerous escalation here as well. Clashes to protest the Gaza killings have erupted and soldiers have shot young men and boys throwing stones at them. Sunday afternoon in Hebron, the Israeli army shot and killed a twelve-year old Palestinian boy with a fragmenting bullet through his chest. Last week, Israeli Special Forces invaded a Beit Ummar home and later the same night invaded Hebron and confiscated properties of Islamic charities. On Saturday in Beit Ummar, an Israeli settler from Karme Tzur settlement fired toward unarmed Palestinians trying to prune trees on their land.

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.

For photos of the event, see