Hebron, Sansana (Meitar Crossing), South Hebron Hills, Wed 11.7.12, Morning
Translator: Charles K.
No people or cars on the Israeli side.
Dura al Fawwar: An army jeep parked, its soldiers checking documents of people leaving the village. The process is pretty quick but a line of waiting cars has formed. We stopped on the side of the road to watch from our car; the soldiers stopped their inspections for a moment and came over to see what we were doing. Apparently we didn’t look too suspicious; they went back to their posts and we left.
Access to Kiryat Arba is still through the entrance from the industrial zone.
The city is quiet and empty. Near the Cave of the Patriarchs we saw Yehuda, from Breaking the Silence, guiding a small group of Israelis.
The checkpoints appear empty, a few children going through who look as if they’ve been carefully checked by the scanner; they had to remove their belts.
Nahal soldiers are now posted in the town. A Palestinian living up near the cemetery said they’re gentler, but asked us to request them to be respectful when they inspect elderly people. Pass it on.
A military vehicle parked next to Zif junction. It didn’t seem to be checking cars; they passed freely.