South Hebron Hills, Tarqumiya, Mon 21.2.11, Morning

Observers: 
Raya and Hagit S. (reporting)
Feb-21-2011
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Morning

Translation: Bracha B.A.

10.30 - 14.30

Tarquomiya Crossing

A worker who comes here each morning from I'dna says that when Tzion and Dudi are here all goes smoothly, but when they are away there are problems. He suggests that a camerainfo-icon be installed to check what is going on. There There are four new buildings and electricity in Givat Avihai and the ruins of the former buildings are nearby. We toured the area and visited Azam's metal shop.

There was no problem entering Kiryat Arba Today.

We continued south along Route 60

Route 60.

The entrance to Bani Naim and the Kvasim (sheep) junction were both open. Some military vehicles were parked on the hill next to the new pillbox.  Children were returning home from school. 

Sansana Crossing

–Two-three busses crossed over, packed with prisoners' families. The entire trip was conducted with the help of our driver Mohammed. 

When we exited through Sansana Crossing we were not only asked to present our documents, but had to pull over and have the vegetables that we bought run through the X-Ray machine. This is the first time we have experienced this in seven years.  We wondered if residents of Kiryat Arba had to undergo the same check, but we didn't receive an answer.