al-Khalil (Hebron)

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Train with CPT – Join CPT’s Peacemaker Corps

CPTnet
March 2, 2017
CPT INTERNATIONAL: Train with CPT – Join CPT’s Peacemaker Corps 

 

 

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is currently accepting applications for its Peacemaker Corps.  Join us in building partnerships to transform violence and oppression!  

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and have completed, or plan to complete, a short-term CPT Delegation or internship.  Qualified applicants may be invited to participate in CPT’s intensive, month-long training from 13 July – 13 August 2017 in Chicago, Illinois USA where membership in the Peacemaker Corps is discerned.  Trained Peacemaker Corps members are then eligible to apply for open positions on CPT teams.  

CPT builds partnerships to transform violence and oppression in situations of lethal conflict around the world.  We are committed to work and relationships that: 1) honor and reflect the presence of faith and spirituality, 2) strengthen grassroots initiatives, 3) transform structures of domination and oppression, and 4) embody creative nonviolence and liberating love. 

CPT understands violence to be rooted in systemic structures of oppression.  We are committed to undoing oppressions within our own lives and in the policies and practices of our organization.   

CPT is a Christian-identified organization with multi-faith/spiritually diverse membership.  We seek individuals who are capable, responsible and rooted in faith/spirituality to work for peace as members of violence-reduction teams trained in the disciplines of nonviolence.  We are committed to building a Peacemaker Corps that reflects the rich diversity of the human family in ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender identity, language, national origin, race and sexual orientation. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 March 2017; direct any questions and send complete application to personnel@cpt.org.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos December 5-11, 2017

A week of occupation in photos: December 5 - December 11
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Many Voices, One Cause

Pictured here: Palestinians from numerous political parties gathered in large numbers in al-Khalil to non violently protest the U.S. Administration's contentious recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Similar protests have been organised in many cities across the globe in support of Palestine. 

(12/08/2017)
 

Excessive Use of Force

Pictured here: Over the last several days, the Israeli occupying forces (IOF) have invaded Palestinian controlled H1 in al-Khalil on a daily basis. They forcibly close shops during business hours and violently drive the general public out of the streets. The IOF uses excessive force such as stun grenades, live ammunition, rubber bullets, and blinding tear gas as seen in this photo. The presence of the military in Palestinian Authority-controlled H1 is provocative and creates a hostile environment.

(12/09/2017)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos November 21-27

 

Occupying Generations 

Pictured here: Every morning in the Salaymeh neighbourhood, this mother walks her son to the checkpoint that blocks his path to school, waiting for the bus to arrive on the other side. How many generations of Palestinians in al-Khalil will have to walk through checkpoints to get to school? 

(11/23/2017)

Prayers for Peacemakers, 15 November 2017

Prayers for Peacemakers, 15 November 2017

From Christian Peacemaker Teams in Al-Khalil / Hebron, Palestine:

"In the spirit of hope, we pray for peace.

We pray for the torn and divided peoples,
for refugees and uprooted families,
for all living in camps and for those who assist them,
and for all who have been bereaved, injured and traumatized.

Especially at this time, we pray for all who suffer in the midst of renewed conflict and attack.

We pray for Israelis living with the threat of rocket fire, for Palestinians in the West Bank subjected to the violation of their civil liberties and human rights and living under the constraints of military occupation and settler harassment.

We pray for
the people of Gaza, living under blockade and repeated military bombardment, adding fear to the misery of poverty and want.

In particular we pray for children and young people caught up in terror beyond their understanding or control.

Palestinian boy looking at Israeli soldiers at the souk

We pray for...

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos October 31 - November 6

 

A Stolen Bike 

 
Pictured here: Palestinian boys talk with Israeli Border Police, just after the boys' bike was confiscated by them and handed over to an Israeli settler boy. The settler rode away with the stolen bike. 

(11/03/2017)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos October 17-23

 

Multiple Home Raids

 
Pictured here: After it was alleged an Israeli child was hit by a rock by a Palestinian whilst swimming in Abraham's Well, Israeli Forces conducted house to house raids in the Carantina neighbourhood, adjacent to Tel Rumeida. Over 60 soldiers stormed Palestinian homes with families present, breaking down doors and in some cases remaining in the houses for over an hour. Frightened children looked on unaware as to why the Israeli soldiers were present.

(10/21/2017)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos October 10-16

A week of occupation in photos: Oct 10-16
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Blindfolded, Beaten & Arrested

Pictured here: On October 13th, 2017 16 children and 2 adults were ambushed and arrested by the Israeli soldiers from the Givati Brigade. The 18 arrested were initially detained in a cage in checkpoint 56,  cable-tied,  kicked, and hit. 2 were released, whilst the remaining 16 were transferred to an Israeli police station where they were subjected to further physical and psychological violence. All 16 were eventually released without charge, but not before threats were made to their families and the safety of their homes.

(10/13/2017)

Prayers for Peacemakers, 12 October 2017

Prayers for Peacemakers, 12 October 2017

Prayer for Christian Peacemaker Teams Palestine team and partners.  

Today, please, carry in your thoughts and prayers the Christian Peacemaker Teams work, presence and partners in Palestine. Please pray for:

1. Guidance around the new Settler Municipality and how the team can best support its partners and Palestinians in their continued resistance against these unjust structures.

2. For the children of the occupation who are growing up and having to face psychological, physical and verbal violence as well as restrictions to their play and their right to be a child.

3. For the team members to be able to sustain their important work.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos September 23 -October 2

 

School Delayed

 
Pictured here: Children wait at Qitoun checkpoint while one child at a time is let through the turnstile by the Israeli Border Police who check their school bags. Bag checks of school children are occurring more frequently, delaying many children and making them over an hour late for school. Teachers and adults were also delayed on their way to work. 

(27/09/2017)

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos September 20 - 26

 

"Occupation No More."

 
Pictured here: Dozens of Palestinians living in the neighbourhood of Ghaith close to Mafia Checkpoint gathered together to demonstrate against the actions of Israeli settlers, who placed Israeli flags on top of the Ibrahimi Mosque. Palestinian adults and children sang songs and chanted, "Occupation no more!" The demonstration caught the Israeli Border Police guarding Mafia Checkpoint off guard. Within minutes, the Israeli Border Police near the demonstration called for reinforcements. A large group of Israeli Border Police came to quell the protest, as well as an Israeli settler. The Border Police forced the press and international activists to get behind a police barrier to prevent documentation of the demonstration. The Border Police eventually went inside the neighbourhood, which is surrounded by a lockable gate that was erected in June 2017, and locked all the families inside, making it impossible for Palestinians to leave their neighbourhood. 

(20/09/2017)