At-Tuwani: Hope – A New Year Reflection By Janet Benvie Christian Peacemaker Teams 27 December 2008 As I write this, advent and Christmas are over. The new Christian year has begun, the new calendar year is about to begin – …
Monthly Archives: December 2008
In this section you will find detailed updates written by CPT volunteers, with whom Operation Dove volunteers share their presence in at-Tuwani.
Up-date by CPT (August 2008)
SUMMARY: During August, Palestinian shepherds continued grazing on their land despite ongoing threats from Israeli settlers and military. The at-Tuwani summer camp, organized by villagers, continued from July into August. Palestinian children daily attended the camp from their villages, walking past adult Israeli settlers who came out to threaten them. The violence stopped the children from attending a closing festival and a field trip to Hebron because soldiers refused to perform their escort duty. Villagers held a successful nonviolent march to publicize the children’s diminishing right to education caused by ongoing settlement expansion. They met with Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad to appeal for water aid and other basic services from the Palestinian Authority. The final week saw school beginning and the army escort running on-time but incomplete, leaving the children to walk for ½ km with no protection.