Hebron, South Hebron Hills, Tarqumiya, Wed 7.4.10, Morning
Translation: Bracha B.A.
We met Tzion and Dudi, the two people in charge, who said that there was no problem at the crossing and everything ran smoothly. They have a positive attitude towards the workers and make sure that they all get through by 07:00 so that they can get to work on time. This is due to their good organization and vast experience as well as the four lanes in the facility. Each worker can call any of the inspection points from their mobile phones and they relate to any requests seriously. A resident of Idna who crosses through here every day verified this and felt that the people in charge of the crossing should be commended.
Traffic is very scarce. The pillbox at the humanitarian crossing has been torn down.
There is a sign that says, "Judea and Samaria, the story of Every Jew."
Entrance to Hebron: People are walking among the boulders as usual.
At the entrance to Kiryat Arba there are three buildings on the hill on the right, and on the left a large stone building is being completed. In the new neighborhood a large building is being completed. It is relatively quiet at the pharmacy crossing, Tarpat, and Shuafat Street. At the Cave of the Patriarchs it is relatively quiet until the music begins from Beit Gurnick – not as loud as before but still irritating. During Passover all the stores were closed here by orders. At Abed's we met a man from "B'Tzelem" who brings groups of tourists who are interested in the situation here.
Ofer Ohana stops his car when he sees us and greets us. Today is less aggressive and does not curse us. 11:30 – Children are coming home from school.
Merchandise is transferred at the metal shop with vehicles "back to back." We met three people from the neighborhood. One of them complained about the situation here, the residents from Kirayat Arba, the lack of work, and the fact that the stores are closed.