Archive - ene 27, 2010

Prayers for Peacemakers, Wed., Jan. 27, 2010


Pray for the 4.6 million Colombians displaced by armed conflict since 1985. Most now live in severe poverty. Christian Peacemaker Teams reports that another 300 were displaced from the city of Barrancabermeja this week.

Doug Pritchard
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Toronto, Canada

AT-TUWANI: Israeli settlers and soldiers invade At-Tuwani, attack and injure villagers

On Tuesday, 26 January 2010, approximately ten-fifteen Israeli settlers from the Israeli settlement of Ma’on and the Israeli outpost of Havat Ma’on attacked Palestinians in the village of At-Tuwani.  Israeli soldiers in three army jeeps and the settlement security agent of Ma’on accompanied the settlers.  Villagers from At-Tuwani gathered to protest the settlers coming into their village and entering their homes.  An Israeli soldier punched a Palestinian villager, breaking his nose.  Immediately thereafter, Israeli settlers began throwing stones at the Palestinian villagers while soldiers fired three canisters of tear gas at the Palestinians.  Afterwards, the settlers drove to the entrance of At-Tuwani, and began throwing stones at passersby on the road.