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27 September 2011
*SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Communities march to celebrate solidarity and
On 25 September, more than one hundred people from different communities in
the South Hebron Hills participated in a peace march to celebrate the power
of nonviolence and the resilient spirit of the people of the South Hebron
Hills. The event was timed to coincide with the annual Perugia-Assisi Peace
March in Italy, in which 50,000 Italians and internationals participated.
Schoolchildren, elders, students, farmers, shepherds, teachers, men, and
women chanted and marched from At-Tuwani to Um Faggarah and then further
south to the community of Khallet At-Taba, which in past years, has endured
the demolition of homes, outhouses, and other structures by the Israeli
army. Six families continue to inhabit the hamlet.
In Khallet At Taba, on a high lookout over the surrounding area, Hafez
Hereini, Coordinator for Popular Struggle in the South Hebron Hills, and
other local leaders named communities that shared the struggle—Jinba, Al
Fakheit, Al Majaz, At Tabban, Magahaer Al Abeed, Tuba—and confirmed their
commitment to the popular nonviolent resistance.
The march ended back in Tuwani with live Palestinian traditional music and
several speeches. The Hebron District governor's representative, Farid
Amar, doctor Othman Abu Sabha of the Mubadara National Initiative and Eyad
Masri of Fatah underlined the importance of United Nation's acknowledgment of
the Palestinian State and reiterated their support for the nonviolent
resistance of the South Hebron Hills communities.
The Popular Struggle Coordinator, Hafez Hereini, delivered a brief phone
message to300,000 people who gathered in Assisi for the event.
Additional pictures of the event are available here. 
Operation Dove and Christian Peacemaker Teams have maintained an
international presence in At-Tuwani and South Hebron Hills since 2004.
CPT's MISSION: What would happen if Christians devoted the same discipline
and sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war? Christian
Peacemaker Teams (CPT) seeks to enlist the whole church in organized,
nonviolent alternatives to war and places teams of trained peacemakers in
regions of lethal conflict.
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