Hebron, Sansana (Meitar Crossing), South Hebron Hills, Wed 15.8.12, Morning

Observers: 
Mira, Yael (reporting)
15/08/2012
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Morning

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Translator:  Charles K.

 

08:45-11:00

 

Meitar-Sansana crossing

The crossing is empty and clean.  One bus with relatives of prisoners waits on the Palestinian side, an indication that the convoy already drove away.  IDF Hummers wait at the entrances to the dirt roads branching off Highway 60.  They don’t appear to be detaining cars or people on foot.

 

Hebron

Quiet; appears empty.  Only the children carrying containers for soup form merry lines on their way to the mosque to bring food home.

We saw a foot patrol of TIP observers and another of Naha”l soldiers.

We came down from Tel Rumeida via the blue trail marked by the settlers and reached “Abraham’s Well,” as they call it.  The gate was open; we descended the steps to the water.  It appears there had been an ancient structure there, surmounted by an arch, with steps leading down below the water’s surface.  Perhaps a miqveh??

We didn’t get any feeling of sanctity, but the water is clear and cold.

 

We returned via Zif junction, Ma’on and Carmel – all quiet and desolate, only sheep grazing by the roadside.