al-Khalil (Hebron)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 25-31 October 2016

 

Avoiding The Line of Fire  

Pictured here: Everyday Palestinians are exposed to countless soldiers in full combat gear, which brings distress and fear especially for children. The mere exposure to weapons is an act of violence in itself. In their lifetime, the only Israelis most Palestinian children see have guns.
(October 29, 2016)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos, 18-24 October 2016

 

Soldier: "This is my land"

Pictured here: Israeli soldiers told a Palestinian family, who had just finished harvesting their olives and were enjoying a picnic after the work day, that they should have asked for permission to harvest on their own land. The soldier told a CPTer, when questioned about their uninvited and armed presence, that "this is my land and this is my gun."
(October 22, 2016)

Prayers for Peacemakers, October 19, 2016

Prayers for Peacemakers, October 19, 2016

Pray for the young men of Hebron, Palestine who wish to worship in the Ibrahimi Mosque on Friday.  The Israeli military has banned men between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five from attending Friday noon prayers. 

*Epixel for Peacemakers October 23, 2016

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and
 regarded others with contempt:

"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: 
thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.'
But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast
 and saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!'

I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other;
 for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted." Luke 18:9-14
 
*epixel: a snapshot-epistle to the churches related to and appearing with a text from the upcoming Sunday's Revised Common Lectionary readings.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 4-10 October 2016

Learning Delayed 

Pictured here: Israeli Border Police prevented thirty-eight children and two teachers from passing through the checkpoint for almost thirty minutes. As a result, students not only witnessed their teachers' detention, but they were also late to school.
(October 6, 2016)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 27 September-3 October 2016

 

Obstacle to Childhood 

Pictured here: With the Israeli military occupying the streets, children in Hebron constantly face restrictions to play and to simply be kids. 
(September 27, 2016)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 20-26 September 2016

Immoral, Illegal Annexation Underway  

Pictured here: CPT delegates from Serbia, India, and the US visit Al Bowereh, a neighborhood facing increasing encroachment, violence, and harassment by Israeli Jewish settlers seeking to link the Kiryat Arbat settlement with a nearby outpost.
(September 24, 2016)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 13-19 September 2016

 

Random Act of Oppression 

Pictured here: An Israeli border police searches a Palestinian student's bag at Salaymeh checkpoint, disrupting his journey home after school. After taking this photo the border policeman told CPTers: "No pictures here!" 
(September 19, 2016)

Prayers for Peacemakers, September 14, 2016 Palestine

Prayers for Peacemakers, September 14, 2016  Palestine

Pray for the children and teachers of Hebron’s Old City, who have begun their school year and must pass through checkpoints that the Israeli military expanded and fortified over the summer.  Any interactions they have with soldiers are now largely hidden from the view of monitoring organizations like Christian Peacemaker Teams.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 30 August-5 September 2016

Palestinian Childhood 

 Pictured here: A Palestinian girl stands in front of the Israeli border police during the settler tour. Using a mobile camera, she documents their movements near her house.
(09/03/2016)