Hebron, South Hebron Hills, Sun 14.11.10, Morning
Translation: Bracha B.A
There are few people crossing. Eid al Adha (Muslim holiday) is approaching and people are busy preparing for it. Next week there will undoubtedly be a lot of people crossing and it would be good to schedule shifts accordingly.
There is a temporary roadblock near Shema. At the entrance to Dahariya, cars are being checked and people wait on the side of the road patiently for their papers to be returned. There are barbed wire fences beneath Beit Hagai.
At the Sheep Junction soldiers are on duty but we saw no detainees.
At the Pharmacy Checkpoint we see children coming out after being checked threading their belts back into their pants. One child is detained and is frisked along the legs of his pants. We are told by the internationals that things are relatively calm. There are soldiers on duty at every corner.
At the bend near Beit Gutnick there are new concrete barriers emphasizing the apartheid.
On the way back we stopped at the grocery store near the Zif junction where there were excellent and inexpensive clay jugs.