Category Archives: settler expansion

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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Settlers break into Palestinian shops

On July 30th, 2014 Israelis entered into Palestinian shops with industrial tools, using cutting blades and torches to open the doors, despite the presence of Israeli military security at that time overlooking the shops. Several attempts were made by the … Continue reading

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A Palestinian story of resistance: The Abu Haikal family

TEL RUMEIDA, Palestine – With only a sliver of their land left to protect, having their entire lot of land encircled by Israeli settlements, Faryel and Arwa Abu Haikal climbed over a pile of rubble and boulders and stopped the … Continue reading

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Excavations continue on Abuhaikal land

Caption: Faryel Abuhaikal sits in nonviolent resistance to stop the further expansion of the Israeli archaeological dig on her land. HEBRON, Palestine – The Israeli Antiquity Authority continues to expropriate Palestinian land in Hebron, on the hillside of Tel Rumeida. … Continue reading

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Tuwani: Still in need of water

It’s four and a half years since I last worked in the south Hebron hills village of Tuwani and so I was glad to go there yesterday for an overnight stay. There have been a lot of changes since my … Continue reading

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Israeli Settlers poised to move into the Palestinian owned Al-Rajabi house

HEBRON – On April 11th, Palestinians, Israelis and international convened at the Al-Rajabi building to protest the illegal expansion of Israeli settlements in Hebron, near the settlement of Kiryat Arba. Human rights advocates have opposed the takeover of the Palestinian … Continue reading

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Settlers attempt construction of new access path at Tel Rumeida

On March 24 settlers attempted to begin construction of a walking path outside the fenced “archaeological” dig near the Abu Haikal home on Tel Rumeida.  The settlers pounded in metal stakes in an area just below the fence which has been … Continue reading

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Urgent call for intervention in attempted creation of new settlement in Hebron

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon will decide by April 11 whether or not settlers will be allowed to move into the Al Rajabi building in the Palestinian neighborhood of Wadi Hussein. If settlers  take possession of the building, the humanitarian … Continue reading

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Settlers and Soldiers invade Al Atrash family home twice in one day

On March 20 at about 11:00 in the morning the Al Atrash family was hosting a group  from FIDA (the Palestinian Democratic Union) who were visiting the neighborhood in solidarity with the families there, when 18 Soldiers and Border Police accompanied by … Continue reading

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Palestinian property rights under attack: Setters attempt multiple land-grabs in Hebron

Settlers  have won a victory in their ongoing attempt to grab land for a new settlement in Hebron.  On March 11 the Israeli Supreme Court agreed to hand over the Al-Rajabi building in the Old City of Hebron to settlers, … Continue reading

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