Hebron, South Hebron Hills, Wed 12.1.11, Morning
Translation: Bracha B.A.
There was no problem entering Kiryat Arba today. The wide entryway is being completed. In Hebron we asked the children in the street why they were not in school, and they told us they had an exam which they finished and so, could leave early.
At Curve 160, the Pharmacy checkpoint, and Tarpat checkpoint, all was quiet and there are only a few soldiers, but we saw no people being detained or checked. Soldiers from Givati are in the city and appear inexperienced and tense.
At Tel Romeida there's a lone soldier. He is not very friendly but talks to us nevertheless. He says we should go and protect the children in Sderot, and that after his army service he plans to come live here.
At Abed's we found Yehuda from "Shovrim Shtika" (literally: "Breaking the Silence": Israeli veterans organization) who has brought a photographer and reporter from Y-Net along. They interview Raya and ask her about our activities here.
We encountered the cars of Ofer Ohana and Anat Cohen, who deliberately almost collide with ours.
We learnt that the young man at the grocery store at the entrance to Tarquomiya is active in the Jewish-Palestinian Forum for Bereaved Families, and he promises to bring in stickers like the ones we see in the store.
It is a quiet day in the occupied territories.