Recent CPTnet stories

HEBRON: Eleventh and Twelfth Stations of the Cross--Jesus is nailed to cross; Jesus dies on cross

The Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross.

by Lorne Friesen

They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means "The Place of the Skull"). Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get. (Mark 15:22-24, New International Version)


The Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the cross

by Jan Benvie

“It was the third hour when they crucified him. … Those who passed by hurled insults at him… And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice,… ‘My God, my God why have you forsaken me?’ … With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.” (Mark 15: 25, 29-34, 37)

HEBRON: The Ninth and Tenth Stations of the Cross--Jesus falls a third time; Jesus stripped before crowd

The Ninth Station – Jesus falls the third time under the weight of his cross

by Jean Fallon

This time Jesus lies unmoving after falling the third time… Is He dead? The occupation soldiers kick Him, make Him stand and drag on. It is almost impossible for Jesus to get back up. Hard as it is, let us continue with Jesus in Hebron's Beqa'a Valley.

The Tenth Station: Jesus is stripped before the crowd

by Jan Benvie

In a final attempt to humiliate Him, the Roman soldiers stripped Jesus of his clothing. Were they aware that they could have power over His body, but not His mind? Even in death, He was still greater than they.

AT-TUWANI: Israeli settlers threaten Palestinian school children, attack CPTers in South Hebron Hills

On 17 March 2008, an Israeli settler yelled and threatened to throw a rock at Palestinian children on the way to elementary school in the village of At-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills. Two days later, masked settlers attacked CPTers Cassandra Dixon and Eileen Hanson who were monitoring the school patrol from a new location.

AT-TUWANI: Israeli soldiers and Border Police assault Palestinian shepherds and prevent them from working their lands

On 14 March 2008, while Palestinian shepherds grazed their sheep and tended their olive groves in the Khoruba valley, near the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani, Israeli police assaulted them and the internationals accompanying them, and threatened them with arrest. A Border Police officer twisted the wrist of one shepherd and pushed him to the ground. Police grabbed another by his collar and shoved around several other Palestinians. They also stomped on the feet of five internationals, called one of them a whore, twisted the wrists of two volunteers in an attempt to grab their video cameras. and pushed another international into a rock.

HEBRON: Seventh and Eighth Stations of the Cross--Jesus falls a second time under His cross; Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

The Seventh Station: Jesus falls the second time under the weight of His cross

by Jean Fallon

We see Jesus falling beneath the cross the second time. Despite the help of Simon of Cyrene, the cross has crushed Him once more, and Roman soldiers have beaten him down. Let us see Jesus in the Beqa’a Valley, outside of Hebron, now.


The Eighth Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

by Mary Wendeln

A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. Jesus turned to them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.' At that time, people will say to the mountains, ‘Fall upon us!' and to the hills, ‘Cover us!' for if these things are done when the wood is green what will happen when it is dry?" Luke 23: 27-31