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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Palestinian children targeted by the Israeli Military

“Recognizing that, in all countries in the world, there are children living in exceptionally difficult conditions, and that such children need special consideration…”
from the Preamble of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

In the past two weeks, CPT has witnessed a significant increase in the targeting of Palestinian children by Israeli occupying forces. From soldiers confiscating their bicycles to chasing them down in the street, the Israeli occupying forces are stripping children of their fundamental right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities.

These are the stories that CPT has documented in Hebron’s Old City, but many more stories of boys and girls remain invisible.

Sunday 19 July – A six-year-old boy was swarmed by the heavily armed Israeli military, forced to empty his pockets, and aggressively interrogated.

Upcoming CPT Events

Title Start: End:
Special Multifaith Palestine Delegation Sun, 08/02/2015 Sun, 08/16/2015
Colombia Delegation Sat, 08/08/2015 Sat, 08/22/2015
Treaty #3 Delegation Fri, 08/14/2015 Mon, 08/24/2015
Iraqi Kurdistan Delegation Fri, 08/28/2015 Thu, 09/10/2015
Treaty #3 Delegation Fri, 09/25/2015 Mon, 10/05/2015

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About CPT

Partnering with nonviolent movements around the world, CPT seeks to embody an inclusive, ecumenical and diverse community of God's love.  We believe we can transform war and occupation, our own lives, and the wider Christian world through:

  • the nonviolent power of God's truth
  • partnership with local peacemakers
  • bold action

CPT places teams at the invitation of local peacemaking communities that are confronting situations of lethal conflict.  These teams seek to follow God's Spirit as it works through local peacemakers who risk injury and death by waging nonviolent direct action to confront systems of violence and oppression. 

CPT understands violence to be rooted in systemic structures of oppression. We are committed to undoing oppressions, starting within our own lives and in the practices of our organization.