Christian Peacemaking Team Hebron Reduced Due to Denials

Posted on Aug 8, 2018

 

Pictured here: Israeli Occupation Force (IOF) military installation located in Bab al-Baladeya, al-Kalil, Palestine.

Christian Peacemaker Teams Palestine is a faith-based organization that supports Palestinian-led, non-violent, grassroots resistance to the Israeli occupation and the unjust structures that uphold it. By collaborating with local Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers and educating people in our home communities we strive to help create a space for justice and peace. Usually members of the CPT Palestine send photos documenting happenings in Hebron.

This week’s lack of photos is a direct result of Israeli forces’ increasing restrictions on foreigners entering the country. Within two weeks, several team members were denied entry to the country and have been banned for years. With all borders to the West Bank and Israel under Israeli military control, they [the military] are able to exert full control over entry and exit of Palestinians and foreigners alike.

Given our lack of team members at the moment, CPT is unable to do their work as usual, but a report on the recent denials will be published soon.

We hope to resume work as usual once new members arrive on team.