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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) REFLECTION: Preparing children for peace

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) REFLECTION: Preparing children for peace

December 3, 2010 No Comments

CPTnet Volume 36, Issue 3 A newsletter written by members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams This autumn, a local businessman alerted three CPTers to the presence of a group of soldiers outside the Ibrahimi School, located in the heart of the Old City. Upon arrival, the school principal informed CPT that a settler boy, around seven years old, […]

Innocents’ Rights

Innocents’ Rights

November 19, 2010 1 Comment

BY: MUNA NU’MAN In May 2003, the Israeli occupation forces imposed a curfew on my village.  The curfew continued for several days, they didn’t allow us to go anywhere.  There was a food shortage, people needed essential things like bread, vegetables and milk for the children. While this was happening, the schools where my sons […]

A 10-minute inspection added four months to education

A 10-minute inspection added four months to education

November 18, 2010 1 Comment

BY: ALI ABU TAYEH In one semester during my study at the university in the West Bank, I had three consecutive exams.  On the first exam day as I was going to the university, I faced a very hard army checkpoint. It was very crowded and the people were waiting in very long line.  People […]

Freedom rally in Nablus, 9/29/10

Freedom rally in Nablus, 9/29/10

September 29, 2010 2 Comments

When I hear the cadence of a drum squad, my heart skips a beat remembering my days in marching band at Dallastown High School. I loved marching through the parking lot to the football field to the beat of the school’s cadence. Today, while walking through downtown Nablus, I heard the enticing sound of drums […]

The walls are closing in

The walls are closing in

September 26, 2010 No Comments

Today I sat in an auditorium full of Nablusi’s and Internationals, all watching the film To Shoot an Elephant, about the Israeli siege on Gaza. To my right, was my friend Ayyash, an activist who lives in Balata Camp. He translated some things for me and, having seen the movie a few times before, predicted […]

Messages to America

Messages to America

September 25, 2010 3 Comments

During the last three months, I taught a Spoken English class for adults who teach English to young people in Nablus and the surrounding villages.  During the class, we had intense debates, told jokes and shared stories about our families and life experiences, from the loss of our parents and grandparents to personal stories about […]

The real image of the occupation

The real image of the occupation

September 20, 2010 No Comments

This piece was written by one of my Advanced English students in Nablus. By MAHMOUD BSHARAT This is what happened in 2003, during the Israeli-Palestinian classes (the second intifada). My family and I were sleeping peacefully when we heard a very huge blast.  All the neighbors woke up and started calling each other on the […]

A tour of Al Fara’a prison

A tour of Al Fara’a prison

September 18, 2010 1 Comment

Saed Abu-Hijleh was a prisoner at Al Fara’a prison in the West Bank near Nablus.  He was there four times as a young man.  Join him on a brief tour of the prison, which is now a camp for kids. For more information about Al Fara’a prison, check out Totem(s) Trope(s) by Michael Kennedy.

AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Israeli military raids houses in response to attack on checkpoint

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Introduction to CPT – Palestine

Filmed and produced by Cat Rabenstine for the Christian Peacemaker Teams in Palestine.

CPT delegate writes letter to teargas manufacturer

CPTnet Digest 20 January 2011 Mr. Don Smith, CEO Combined Systems Inc. 388 Kinsman Rd. Jamestown, PA 16134 Dear...

What does it mean to thrive?

Knowing your children attend a good school.  Earning a salary that allows you to save money for the future....

Stories from the Holy Land

I’ve lived in the Holy Land for the last seven months. This is my last week in Bethlehem before...

One foot in, one foot out – a tour of a Palestinian village

Today I took a walk through a friend’s village near Bethlehem. The sky was blue and spotted with clouds....