They keep watch
An article about the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel
Tammie Danielsen spent a cold 2012 winter in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, keeping watch. She is the 36th US Lutheran member to serve the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, which began 10 years ago.
Danielsen, a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas, and three other volunteers kept watch at checkpoints Palestinians must pass through to get to work or their neighborhoods that are near Israeli settlements — or even to pray at Hebron’s Mosque of Abraham.
On a regular basis, Danielsen and the other volunteers walked with the children, who show identity cards before passing through X-ray security at checkpoints on their way to and from school.