CPTers arrested in Hebron
By Nicholas Klassen
HEBRON - On Thursday November 4, Joe Carr (Kansas City, MO) and Christina Gibb (Dunedin, NZ) were arrested by Israeli
police at the Beit Romano military checkpoint close to the Old City of Hebron. Carr and Gibb had been taking notes for
an hour as part of CPT's checkpoint watch. The team had initiated the checkpoint watch recently in an effort to quantify
the number of Palestinians who pass by the checkpoint, and the percentage of those who are detained.
After over two weeks of taking notes on a daily basis in full view of the military, this particular group of soldiers
determined that people taking notes at a checkpoint posed a security risk. The soldiers confiscated the log books Gibb
and Carr were writing in and held their passports.
The police arrived shortly thereafter, and after some discussion, took them to Kiryat Arba police station. They are
currently awaiting charges. The US consulate and the New Zealand trade emissary have been contacted and asked to
The arrest comes at a time when CPTers have been under increased scrutiny by the police, the army and even the Shin Bet