Archive - oct 15, 2008

Prayers for Peacemakers, Wed., Oct. 15, 2008


Pray for the Christian Peacemaker Team returning to the Kurdish area of northern Iraq. This area is under attack from neighbouring Turkey and Iran and receives persons fleeing the violence in the rest of Iraq.

Doug Pritchard
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Toronto, Canada

AT-TUWANI: Report, “Settler violence against Palestinian schoolchildren under Israeli military escort” now available

A new report by Christian Peacemaker Teams and Operation Dove about the Israeli military escort of Palestinian children to school in At-Tuwani during the 2007-2008 school year records a catalogue of violent settler attacks on the children and the Israeli military’s complacent attitude regarding these attacks.

AT-TUWANI: Israeli military escort fails again protect Palestinian children from settler attacks

Israeli settlers from the settlement of Ma’on in the South Hebron Hills attacked Palestinian children on their way home from school on Tuesday 14 October 2008.  The children were returning from school in the village of At-Tuwani to their homes in villages of Tuba and Maghaer al Abeed.  As the children passed beyond the boundary of the settlement, two adult Israeli settlers ambushed them, throwing stones at the children and chasing them towards Tuba.