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Nighttime Harassment 

 
Pictured here:  Palestinian men, women, and children were once more prevented from moving freely in their neighborhood close to Prayers Road as Israeli settlers returned from Shabbat on Friday night. Dozens of Israeli soldiers positioned in the area stopped Palestinians, demanded their ID's, and questioned them as to where they were going.  Before they were allowed to leave, a soldier stood either side of the Palestinian and walked a short distance along the road with them in an aggressive form of accompaniment. Three weeks earlier, Palestinians had been the victims of settler stone throwing in the same area, but once more it is Palestinians that pay the price for settler violence.
  
 

(18/08/2017)

Disproportionate Response


Pictured here:  Thirty Israeli Soldiers from the Givati Brigade raced into the H1 area of Bab Al Zaweyah on Friday afternoon in pursuit of approximately ten teenage boys who had thrown stones towards the heavily fortressed checkpoint at Shuhada Street (C.P. 56). The Givati Brigade had only arrived a couple of days earlier and their excessive response seemed more like an opportunity for a training exercise although the risk of injury to the boys was still very real. 

(18/08/2017)

Constructed Oppression

 
Pictured here: One of the two newly constructed checkpoints in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Tel Rumeida is almost complete and ready for use. Residents of this area will now have to pass through up to three checkpoints within less than a half mile area as they visit friends and family. Palestinian families living in this area have suffered greatly from Israeli settler intimidation and violence, as well as home invasions by soldiers. The pressure on these families to leave the area is increased by these additional checkpoints.

(20/08/2017)

Welded Shut

 
Pictured here: Kindergarten Director and long term Hebron peace activist Zleikha stands in the court yard by her ancestral family home explaining to CPT the impact of obstructions made by the Israeli military on freedom of movement. An hour earlier Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) and border police had invaded the home and welded shut a door that leads from one part of the home to the other. Even though the door has been open and in use for ten years, the military accused the family of having opened it recently and claimed it to be a 'security risk.' During the home invasion, Zleikha was physically harmed by the IOF when her arms and legs were restrained and plastic cable ties were applied to her wrists. 

(14/08/2017)

The Sun Shines through...

 
Pictured here: The sun shines through Hebron's Old City as Palestinians shop in the vegetable market. 

(15/08/2017)
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