Author Archives: Christian Peacemaker Teams Palestine

About Christian Peacemaker Teams Palestine

CPT Palestine is a faith-based organization that supports Palestinian-led, non-violent grassroots resistance to the Israeli occupation.

“We need our children”

In Hebron, outside a makeshift tent off Ein Sara Street, sits an empty coffin. Inside the tent a group of men gathers, each a father whose son or daughter has been killed by the Israeli military during the last three months. Their motto … Continue reading

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Susiya remains steadfast

Despite the threat of imminent destruction, the residents of Susiya continue striving for a better future and investing in the younger generation. This village in the South Hebron Hills was completely demolished twice before and faced many other struggles throughout … Continue reading

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Whose towns are allowed to grow? Demolitions in Idhna and the Baqa’a Valley

by a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams Palestine Demolition in Idhna Last week Christian Peacemaker Team members drove out of Hebron with our Palestinian partner organizations the Land Research Centre and Al-Haq. Our purpose of driving through the rocky hills … Continue reading

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Israeli Military Welds Shut Palestinian Homes in Hebron

HEBRON, Palestine – On the morning of 19 January, Israeli forces welded Zuheira Hashem Dundes front doors shut. Her family have owned these two houses for centuries, and she still lived in one of them. Now, her belongings are sealed inside … Continue reading

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Losses continue to pile up for Abu Haikel family on Tel Rumeida

The family’s cherished almond and cherry orchards are a thing of the past; only a few straggling trees survived the bulldozers of the Israeli Antiquities Authorities (IAA) in the last year. On 31 December 2014, the Abu Haikel family had … Continue reading

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Israel demolishes nursery and barn housing 100 animals as Winter Storm Huda bears down

by Jessica Morrison [Note: This article is adapted from a reflection Morrison wrote two days before Winter Storm Huda swept the region, bringing with it snow, icy rain and a severe drop in temperatures that killed people in Gaza and … Continue reading

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Education Denied: Two schools closed and multiple injuries due to Israeli military teargas and rubber-coated steel bullets fired at Palestinians

11 December 2014—This morning the education of thousands of Palestinian children in Hebron was again compromised. While hundreds of children tried to walk to the seven schools near both the Qitoun/209 and Salimeh/29 checkpoints, Israeli border policemen fired teargas and … Continue reading

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The Collective Punishment of Teargas: Ibrahimi School closure and 12 year-old boy hospitalised as a result of excessive teargas this morning

Israeli border police fired teargas at Qitoun checkpoint, causing the hospitalization of a 12 year-old boy and the closure of the Ibrahimi School. Israeli forces frequently fire teargas at Palestinian school children as they pass through checkpoints on their way … Continue reading

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Waiting in the sun: Israeli forces arbitrarily change rules related to checkpoint 56 closure and restrictions

This morning Israeli soldiers prohibited teachers from the Cordoba School, elderly people, a disabled man, and both a doctor and an ill woman trying to reach hospital from passing through Checkpoint 56 in Hebron – from one hour in some … Continue reading

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Palestinian Boy Stabbed by Jewish Settlers on his Family’s Land

On 8th December 2014, a 17 year-old Palestinian boy, Moad Al Rajabi, was stabbed by Jewish settlers on his family land in Bani Naim, on the outskirts of Al-Khalil/Hebron. Moad was sitting with his father, Noah Al Rajabi, and two … Continue reading

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