Update on Hebron orphanages

 

Two friends of CPT Hebron told team members on 13 October 2008 that the Palestinian Authority had replaced the board of directors of the Islamic Charitable Society (ICS) schools and orphanages.  The friends noted that this move means that the ICS schools and orphanages will likely continue to operate the rest of the school year.

The PA is apparently negotiating with the Israeli military regarding equipment confiscated from the schools and orphanages.  The team's friends agreed that CPT presence with the schools and orphanages is not needed at this time.