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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 26 December-1 January 2017

 
 

A Child's Testimony

Pictured here: Fawzi al-Jundeidi, 16-years-old, was taken from a street near Bab iZaweyeh during an attack by the Israeli soldiers. Fawzi ran away as soldiers fired tear gas, was then ambushed by soldiers who were hiding. The soldiers him him in the chest with the butt of a gun at least five times, breaking his ribs in the upper part of his chest. Fawzi recounted later that he saw at least fifteen soldiers before they blindfolded, handcuffed him and beat him again, though photos show that at least twenty-three soldiers surrounded him and dragged him to Checkpoint 56 along with other detainees. Inside the checkpoint, soldiers beat the detainees' hands and legs and poured cold water on Fawzi, then forced him to sit in a puddle in the corner. He was taken to two different police stations, where he was further interrogated and forced to sit on the ground. Israeli authorities examined him, noticed his battered condition but refused to admit him to a hospital. He was taken to Ofer prison in Ramallah. A judge ordered medical treatment, though the soldiers guarding him did not take him for treatment for at least four days. Fawzi was released on bail late at night on 27 December 2017, taken to the hospital, and then brought back to his family in al-Khalil. Four soldiers falsely testified that Fawzi threw stones, though three of them have withdrawn their testimony. He will have another court hearing in the beginning of January. The details of this report were recounted by Fawzi to CPT on the day of his release.

(12/28/2017)

Prayers for Peacemakers, 3 January 2017 Lesvos

Prayers for Peacemakers, 3 January 2017   Lesvos

Pray for refugees automatically rejected during the asylum process because of where they came from, or because of their ethnicity.

Many countries that western nations categorize as "safe" are really quite volatile, especially for specific ethnicities within those countries. This includes many countries in Western Africa and the subcontinent of Asia. The refugees from those locations often receive denials based on racial profiling, because they are only "economic migrants" or their countries fall into this "safe" category.  One man who has worked quite closely with the Christian Peacemaker Team on Lesvos is currently in prison facing deportation because of his ethnicity.

 Hesam Shaeri Hesari, one of the hunger strikers on Lesvos, scheduled for imminent deportation. 
Image by Arash Hampay

AL KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 19-25 December 2017

 

Resistance

Pictured here: Two women carry Palestinian flags in a demonstration that started from the al-Hussein Mosque and marched through al-Khalil to Checkpoint 56, which blocks access for Palestinians to Shuhada Street and the neighbourhood of Tel Rumeida. 

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SOLIDARITY NEWSLETTER: Fall 2017

Let's Walk The Talk of Reconciliation
 
Since last spring, IPS has taken an active role in the Walk the Talk campaign. This campaign aimed at building public pressure on the Canadian government to fully adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples by passing Bill C-262, a private member’s bill proposed by Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash. The team has co-organized a series of public actions that have succeeded in raising the profile of the bill.

Prayers for Peacemakers, 27 December 2017 Colombia

Prayers for Peacemakers, 27 December 2017  Colombia

 

Pray for the families of El Guayabo, Colombia driven off their land by the municipal authorities of Puerto Wilches in a process riddled with legal irregularities.  A wealthy landowner, Rodrigo Lopez Henao, has harassed the families for years and the authorities have colluded with him, despite the rights of the families to remain on the land under Colombian law.

Campesinxs from El Guayabo were evicted from their lands in a procedure full of irregularities and state violence. No humanitarian 

aid was provided and their fundamental rights have been continuously violated. The community gathered to worship and reflect

around the parable of the unjust judge and the widow (Luke 18:1-8).