Since 2003, EAPPI
has provided an international protective presence in Yanoun.
This past April my EAPPI
team met with the Hebron office director for Defense for Children International.
was set up in by church leaders in Jerusalem in 2001 in response to worries over violence and human rights abuses.
One of the EAPPI
guiding principles is "principled impartiality".
As Jean Zaru, who works with the peace group Sabeel and is presiding clerk of Ramallah's Quaker community, recently put it, "When asked about what gives me hope, I mention the EAPPI
Instead they arrested me for the night, and then the police did not call me again,' he told EAPPI
Ken said the settlers used threats and violence against the villagers and the EAPPI
had maintained a round-the-clock presence in Yanoun since early 2003.
According to EAPPI
representative Hilary Minch, the land is owned by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal.
Throughout 2009, EAPPI
, using their eyewitness reports, documented numerous attacks on and evictions of Palestinian families, such as the assault by Israeli settlers on the Ghawi family--a homeless family from East Jerusalem.
Besides ICAPPI, EAPPI
and the Jerusalem Inter-Church Centre are other building blocks in this initiative.