6 November 2012
AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): UNICEF Ambassador visits Hebron
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Agnes Chan visited the old city
of Hebron and
the CPT office November 6 together with a UNICEF delegation to see first hand effects
of the occupation on children and their education. The delegation also wanted to verify how money donated by UNICEF was being
put to work in the area. Chan thanked EAPPI and CPT for their work in Hebron,
ensuring that children can access school with more dignity. “EAPPI and CPT act
as a checkpoint,” she said, holding soldiers accountable to their mandate, deterring
abuses and documenting those that occur for the world to see.
|UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Agnes Chan
speaks with Palestinian children in Hebron.
Chan spoke with many children, and heard of the daily bag
searches and detentions as well as having soldiers carry out practice routines,
pretending to shoot as the children are on their way to school. Seeing flowers
Palestinians had planted in their homes near checkpoint 56 to keep beauty
around them and maintain pride in the face of great hardship nearly brought her
to tears. The delegation also came across a boy doing his homework in the street
as school was closed due to a teachers’ strike.
CPT thanked Agnes Chan for her visit and for UNICEF’s support
of the Hebron team’s