al-Khalil (Hebron)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos December 27 - January 2

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3 January 2017

 AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos December 27- January 2


 

Happy New Year?

Pictured here: The Israeli Paratrooper unit currently in Hebron chose New Year's Eve (Gregorian Calendar) to stop cars and pedestrians coming into the Old City of Hebron and ask for their IDs. CPTers were coming on their way home from a party thrown by their EAPPI colleagues and rang in 2017 monitoring Israeli military treatment of Palestinian civilians.

(December 31, 2016)

Prayers for Peacemakers. 29 December 2016


Prayers for Peacemakers. 29 December 2016

2016 has been a difficult year. Stories about the plight of refugees in the Mediterranean sea, the peace process in Colombia, killings of social leaders and farmers, protests to defend water resources, political surprises that seek to eliminate rights of millions of people, intensifying abuses in Hebron, new disappearances in the borderlands between Mexico and the USA, ongoing wars around the world, increasing islamophobia, escalating abuse of migrants, violence against women and natural disasters that have left thousands of people homeless… The list seems endless.

However, even in all this darkness, we can always find a ray of light. It reminds us that we must not lose faith. The light, which the oppression tries hard to extinguish, lives and grows with the commitment and dedication of us all.

In this last week of 2016, let us pray for an amplification of the light in the coming year. The light that lives and shines both inside each one of us and in the world around us. Let's pray for this light to grow stronger and multiply.

Let us pray for CPT members in Colombia, Palestine, Iraqi Kurdistan, Turtle Island, Greece, our partners and all the people struggling for peace around the world. Let's pray together for those who work to transform all forms of violence and oppression.

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Baby watching TV

Photo credit: Caldwell Manners (El Garzal, Sur de Bolivar)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos December 13 - 19

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13 December 2016

 AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos December 13-19

 

No respect for the living or dead

Pictured here: Israeli soldiers often walk through the Muslim graveyard that borders Shuhada Street and is across from their military base. Here they are seen during a Muslim funeral, walking around carelessly, smashing discarded glass bottles on the ground, and being generally disrespectful of the mourners and the service. Just last month Israeli authorities demolished several graveyards in East Jerusalem. Read more...

(December 16, 2016)


AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos December 6 – 12

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13 December 2016

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos December 6 – 12

 

"Not Funny"

Pictured here:  Soldiers invaded the homes of Christian Peacemaker Team's neighbors this week.  When some soldiers were laughing at one CPTer's attempt to speak Hebrew, another soldier barked. "It's not funny!" "No, invading people's homes is not funny," the other CPTer said.  See Israeli soldiers punish CPT neighbors for having no weapons in their home.

(December 6, 2016)

Prayers for Peacemakers November 23, 2016

Prayers for Peacemakers November 23, 2016

Pray for all the Palestinians who have had to harvest their olives near settlements this season and have had to face harassment and violence from settlers and restrictions from the Israeli military.

*Epixel for Peacemakers November 27, 2016
 
 In days to come the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, 
and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it.


Many peoples shall come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
 to the house of the God of Jacob; 
that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths." 
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,
 and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.


He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; 
they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
 and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, 
neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah 2:2-4
 
 *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

 

"Kill all the Arabs" - she said


Pictured here: An Israeli woman approached CPTers who were monitoring a child arrest and told them "I love Assad, you know why? Because he wants to kill all the Arabs." Settlements within Hebron are home to many Jewish fundamentalists who promote Anti-Arab ideologies .  Their presence contributes the most to the high level of violence within the city. Read more... 
(November 14, 2016)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): CPT Palestine October 2016 Newsletter-- Education under occupation, struggles of the olive harvest and more!

 
CPT Palestine Newsletter - October 2016
 
 

Education Under Occupation
Part 2: Responsibilities of the Occupying Power

In Part 1 of this newsletter, we have discussed the applicability of the Geneva Conventions referring to the protection of the Palestinian civilian population living under Israeli military occupation. In this second Part we explore the responsibilities and obligations of Israel as the occupying power with respect to the civilian population. In particular, we focus on the realization of the right to education that every child, in times of peace or conflict, must be able to exercise and enjoy. Read more



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)