For Distribution to internationals living in the West Bank,
The Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron is seeking international
volunteers to assist in their work because of the dramatic increase
in requests they have received from families in the Hebron area for
The work could include staying overnight with Palestinian families
who have suffered attacks from soldiers and settlers (Often Friday-
Sunday are the days of highest violence), documenting settler
invasions and attacks, accompanying team members on visits to
threatened families, helping families harvest crops and move their
produce to market, patrolling neighborhoods where there is a lot of
settler and soldier harassment etc.
The team does not know from week to week what new crisis will come
up and right now the calls for help far exceed the human resources of
the team. Having international volunteers will give the teams more
options for outreach until such time as CPT reservists and
delegations are able to come to the team's aid. Saturday afternoons
and evenings require the most help.
Volunteers will be screened by the team and given an orientation in
advance of their work with families. It would be helpful, though not
required, if volunteers brought along cellular phones.
Please direct inquiries to CPTheb@palnet.com