Children blocked from returning home after collecting food from soup kitchen

The Christian Peacemaker Teams are on the ground, daily, in the Old City of Hebron. They are observers and photograph and document violations and tensions in the Old City and Hebron Governorate. Read this story to see how the border police are continuously harassing the residents of the Old City, including impeding their ability to move freely:

Because of the dire economic situation in the Old City in Hebron every day children go to the Ibrahimi Mosque soup-kitchen to get food. Walking out through the mosque checkpoint shortly after noon on Sunday 26 May, I was surprised by the number of people standing at the other end of the checkpoint.

Upon passing out through the checkpoint I realized that the turnstile to enter the mosque area was closed and nobody was being allowed through. A dozen young boys held plastic tubs of soup they had collected at the soup kitchen. They told us they had been waiting for around half an hour. Read more here

 

 

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