Hebron, South Hebron Hills, Sun 28.11.10, Morning
Translator: Charles K.
We didn’t stop. We saw many laborers on the Israeli side, and no line on the Palestinian side.
Below Beit Haggai, in front of the razor wire, a car and its passengers have been detained and are carefully inspected. A few minutes after our arrival they’re released. On the way back we saw a flying checkpoint at the entrance to Bani Na’im. A line of cars waited to be inspected.
Today is the first time we’ve seen a flying checkpoint at the entrance to Kafr Zif. Five cars waited to be inspected by the Border Police. The jeep was parked in a manner that made entry very difficult for trucks. The owner of the grocery says that it’s been going on repeatedly since the permanent checkpoint was removed.
All the checkpoints and entries are manned by the Kfir brigade. The magnemometer at the Pharmacy checkpoint has been repaired and children are occasionally inspected whenever it beeps for some reason or other. That’s what the checkpoint commander explained to us. He was willing to talk with us, and agreed (not an insignificant act!) to take a copy of the information sheet about Machsom Watch. A pleasant surprise. A squad of soldiers marched on Hebron’s “independent”, passing through the Pharmacy checkpoint.
We bought olive oil at a grocery in Hebron.