Category Archives: demolitions

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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Home Demolitions in Hebron

While many facts about the kidnapping of three Israeli settlers in early June, remain unclear, specifically to the public, one reality remains clear: Israel will pull no punches in sending a message to the Palestinians. There are some points of … Continue reading

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Israeli Military displaces Palestinian family

The al-Rajabi family from the Jebal Johar neighborhood of Hebron, in the H2 section, had the inside of their home completely destroyed by the Israeli military. On Friday, August 1, 2014, Israeli soldiers occupied the roof top of the al-Rajabi … Continue reading

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Palestinian shepherd detained near Jinba

February 13, 2014 A Palestinian shepherd who was grazing his flock near the village of Jinba in Masafer Yatta, West Bank, was detained today for over one hour by Israeli soldiers. Jinba lies inside Israeli Firing Zone 918, where 1000 … Continue reading

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SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Umm al-Kher facing settler attacks, settlement expansion and a lawsuit from Karmel

SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Umm al-Kher facing settler attacks, settlement expansion and a lawsuit from Karmel Umm al-Kher is a village of about 135 people from the al-Hathaleen Bedouin who fled from their original lands near the Israeli city of Arad … Continue reading

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The loss of an orchard and one family’s endless creativity

For Majd Abu Haikel’s graduation project from Al Quds University, she was supposed to take an object’s photograph and then paint a vision of what it could become.  The object she chose was one familiar to all the residents of … Continue reading

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CPT PALESTINE REFLECTION: Why they should stay

by C.D. Fox In 1999, the Israeli military administration forcibly expelled 900 people and destroyed their homes within an area it calls Firing Zone 918.  Only after residents petitioned the Israeli High Court did it grant a temporary injunction in … Continue reading

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FROM THE TEL RUMEIDA CPTnet ARCHIVES: 12 July 1995, ISRAELI MILITARY DETAINS CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKERS

FROM THE TEL RUMEIDA CPTnet ARCHIVES When Christian Peacemaker Teams set up in Hebron/ Al-Khalil in the summer of 1995, among its first contacts were the Abu Haikel family, and the struggles of the families living in Tel Rumeida have … Continue reading

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Tel Rumeida CPTnet Archives: 21 June 1995, “Living within a ‘security zone'”

FROM THE TEL RUMEIDA CPTnet ARCHIVES When Christian Peacemaker Teams set up in Hebron/ Al-Khalil in the summer of 1995, among its first contacts were the Abu Haikel family, and the struggles of the families living in Tel Rumeida have … Continue reading

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Orchard leveled at Tel Rumeida to make way for settlement expansion

On 5 January 2014, CPTers learned that a bulldozer had begun leveling a large tract of almond orchard for the expansion of the Tel Rumeida settlement complex on the previous evening.  Two CPTers visited with Hani Abu Haikel, long-time CPT … Continue reading

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