Hebron / al-Khalil
About CPT Hebron/al-Khalil
At the invitation of the Hebron municipality, CPTers set up a project in 1995 to address assaults by Israeli settlers and soldiers on Palestinians in the months before the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. In subsequent years, the teamâ€™s focus has included the Israeli military confiscation of Palestinian land, demolition of Palestinian homes, and the violence stemming from the Second Intifada.
Hebron/Al-Khalil (map) is located 30 km (19 mi) south of Jerusalem, and is home to around 165,000 Palestinians, as well as 500 Israeli settlers concentrated in Hebronâ€™s Old City.
The Oslo 2 Hebron protocol partitioned Hebron/Al-Khalil into two distinct zones, H1 and H2. H1 is administered by the Palestinian Authority and contains 120,000 Palestinians. In H2, which includes the heart of Hebron's Old City, the Israeli military restricts the movement of more than 30,000 Palestinians while allowing 500 Jewish settlers to move freely.
CPT maintains an active nonviolent presence in the H2 zone of Hebron/Al-Khalil focusing on accompaniment, documentation, and human rights reporting.
Al-Khalil / Hebron Media Package Now Available
31 July 2012
CPT Palestine has compiled a comprehensive presentation of the teamâ€™s current work in Hebron in the form of a media package
The package, modeled after a previous one on Al Bowereh, gives a detailed overview of CPTâ€™s work in Hebron including a history of the area.
The team has found that the distribution of these media packages, combined with advocacy efforts, supports its efforts in nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation.
Shortly after the release of the Al Bowereh package, Israeli authorities dismantled the illegal settlement there. After distribution of Under Attack: the Golani Brigadeâ€™s war on the Palestinian population of Al-Khalil/Hebron, this abusive brigade left Hebron earlier than expected.
Team members can use the media packages to shape or supplement public presentations on CPT Palestine. Powerpoint versions of both media packages are available through firstname.lastname@example.org.