Hebron, Sansana, South Hebron Hills, Sun 20.12.09, Morning
Translation: Bracha B.A.
By 07:00 all the workers had already gone through. The “sleeve” was empty. There were no busses of prisoners’ families, and there had been none on our previous shift as well. Have the days been changed? Are there limitations on family visits?
The road is rather busy. Palestinian cars pass by. We can no longer count how many. We used to note how many Palestinian cars we saw on the road or if we encountered attempts to get on the road over the steep dirt embankments, but not any more.
We passed by the guard station where we were not stopped in the entrance to Kiryat Arba, which was a significant easing of regulations. Soldiers were manning the posts and the entrances to the alleyways. Children were hurrying to school but we did not see anyone being detained. We finally encountered an “office” which was Aazem’s welding shop. We drank tea and were amazed to see the tables of tiles. When we asked about the easing up of regulations the response was hesitant. Sometimes the regulations are less rigorous and then they are tightened again. They enter the city and do what they please. In short, the occupation. It was an easy shift.