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PALESTINE: Hebron will remain an icon

“Al-Khalil will remain an icon of the resistance to occupation and settlements.” These were the words on one of the placards carried by hundreds of demonstrators in al-Khalil (Hebron) on 26 November. Palestinians marched peacefully from the Russian Orthodox monastery, known locally as al-Maskobiyeh, through the heart of the city. Some of the demonstrators carried their message right up to the line of Israeli soldiers blocking the route through the Bab az-Zawiyah intersection near the Old City.

PALESTINE: Sukkot holidays lead to restrictions for Palestinians

The season of Jewish holidays that began this year with Rosh Hashanah and ended with Simchat Torah (30 September to 22 October 2019) is a troublesome period for Palestinians in al-Khalil (Hebron). The activities of Israeli settlers in al-Khalil, and of the Israeli military that enables them, are disruptive, discriminatory and violent towards the Palestinians who live in the city.

UNITED STATES: CPTers in Syracuse, NY area take part in public witness asking congressman to respect lives of children

On World Children's Day, 20 November, CPT reservist Jonathan Brenneman and former CPT Executive Director Sarah Nahar participated in the "Rally to End Child Detention from the US to Palestine" in Syracuse, New York (Haudenosaunee Confederacy land).

PALESTINE: Craftspeople of al-Khalil—An interview with Bader and Zachariah

Bader al-Tamimi’s shop stands at the entrance to the Old City of al-Khalil (Hebron). Bader is always there it seems— a warm, dignified, welcoming presence to tourists, residents of al-Khalil members of human rights groups, and fellow craftspeople alike. He offers each a seat and thrusts small cups of coffee or tea into their hands.
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