Hebron, South Hebron Hills, Mon 14.2.11, Morning

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Netanya, Yael Z. (reports)

Translation: Bracha B.A.

The Meitar Checkpoint is empty of workers and things are quiet.  All the workers have already crossed.  There is only one bus for prisoners' families. 

Route 60

It is very foggy and difficult to see the children walking to school on the side of the road.  They are in danger of being hit.

The road is empty except for a jeep at the entrance to Beit Hagai and another at the junction where Route 60 meets the road to Zif.

All the checkpoints along the road are open.

Kiryat Arba

The outpost on the hill to the south that was dismantled last week is standing again.  Three orange caravans are standing on the hill.


Five cars next to the improvised synagogue attest to the fact that it has come to life again.  We did not check if people were really worshipping there.

The Pharmacy Checkpoint

Two CPT workers are listing the number of people who cross through.  The soldiers are joking with a child and everything is calm.

A bored soldier looks down from the position above the wholesale market that has been manned again.

The Tarpat Checkpoint and Beit Rumeida- The checkpoints are empty, bored soldiers watch us.

On the way back we stopped at Abed's for a cup of tea.  There were detaineesinfo-icon at the checkpoint near the Cave of the Patriarchs and it took soldiers from the border patrol 20 minutes to check their personal details and release them.

On the way back the fog had disappeared and there were no exceptional events.  The changeover of the Chief of Staff has not had any impact in this area