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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 10-16 May 2015

 

SHOOTING BACK

 

Pictured here: A Palestinian journalist takes a photo of Israeli soldiers during the weekly settler tour of Hebron's Old City. Monitoring the tour through cameras is one of the ways Palestinians have found for deterring some of the violence and aggression from settlers and soldiers.  
(14/05/2015)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 2-9 May 2015

WAKE UP CALL

 

Pictured here: This little girl, her mother and three older brothers received a 3:00 a.m. wake up call when a group of Israeli soldiers raided their home and turned it upside down to 'look for guns.' 
(05/06/2015)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 26 April-2 May 2015

 


JUST PENCILS AND PAPER SIR

 

Pictured here: Border Police stop even young children and check their school bags as they pass through the checkpoints on their way to school. The rights of children are constantly violated in this Occupation.
(29/05/2015)

PALESTINE/ISRAEL: CPTer denied entry at Ben Gurion airport

 

CPTer John Bergen and friend

On Tuesday, May 5, Israeli Immigration stopped me Ben-Gurion Airport, interrogated me, and deported me. I was returning to start my second stint with CPT-Palestine in Hebron, now I am banned from entering Israel for ten years. It is difficult to express the mixture of anger, grief, loss, and uncertainty that comes with the denial of access to friends, teammates, and a community of activists that I have grown to love in the few short months I worked in Hebron.

It is a feeling that many others do understand. Any international who has worked in Palestine with CPT or other international solidarity organizations knows the fear of Israeli authorities turning him or her away at the border.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A Week in Photos 19-25 April 2015

Below are some of the CPT Palestine's best photos for the week of 19-25 April, capturing the grim absurdity of the occupation and the spirit of Hebron's inhabitants.

 


A GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE

 

Pictured here: Here is a child who has decided to have a bit of fun by turning the tables on this Israeli policeman - and follow him for a change. 
(22/04/2015)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A Week in Photos 12-18 April 2015

Below are some of the best photos the Christian Peacemaker Team in Palestine took in the past week.
 


CHILDHOOD UNDER 
OCCUPATION

 

Pictured here: A lively children's party in the middle of Hebron's Old City brings smiles and hope. At the same, we remember that growing up under the constant violence of military occupation can never be considered a normal childhood. 
(18/04/2015)

Prayers for Peacemakers, April 22, 2015

Prayers for Peacemakers, April 22, 2015

Pray for the extended Jabari family, which owns land between the Israeli settlements of Kiryat ‘Arba and Givat Ha’avot, This week, the Israeli military finally followed through on a long-standing Israeli court order to dismantle a settlement outpost on Jabari family land.  When outposts are taken down, settlers often take out their anger on the nearby Palestinian inhabitants in “pricetag” attacks.

A young member of the Jabari family works his family's land

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 5-11 April 2015

 

BLOCKADED

 

Pictured here: A group of young Palestinian girls make their way past an Israeli military blockade in front of Al Fayha Elementary School. In the days surrounding Passover, CPT witnessed a surge in the amount of Israeli military and a rise in the restriction of movement for Palestinians.
(9/4/2015)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Old City under water, under occupation

After just a few short hours of rain, dozens of Palestinian shopkeepers in Hebron have spent the past week salvaging their stores’ goods and exhausting their modest bank accounts to return places of business into working order. To a simple passer-by, the flooding would have looked like the rare product of circumstances: poor infrastructure and the Old City’s location at a point in Hebron lower than the surrounding hills. But that isn’t the whole story. 

More than 100 roadblocks, checkpoints, and barricaded alleyways restrict and control the movement of Palestinians in Hebron. This military apparatus was specifically engineered to create a matrix of control around the Ibrahimi mosque, linking all of the Jewish settlements from Tel Rumeida to the northwest to the main settlement of Kiryat Arba to the south east— all built and maintained under the political buzzword of “Israeli security”.

But this isn’t simply about security; it’s about creating a completely unsustainable living situation for Palestinians living in the low valleys of the Old City of Hebron.