Hebron, Sansana (Meitar Crossing), South Hebron Hills, Mon 14.1.13, Morning
Translator: Charles K.
A lovely, sunny day. The remains of the snow are visible on the Hebron hills…and in Hebron. But the beauty doesn’t conceal the ugliness of the occupation.
The back-to-back truck transfer area at the Meitar crossing is being expanded. On our way back we see a Border Police pickup truck next to the crossing which is “hunting” people in Israel illegally…four are seated on the ground and waiting for others to come. Only on Friday a Palestinian who just wanted to earn a living was killed – someone was trigger-happy.
The National Road Company, which maintains the roads, is painting traffic markings on Highway 60, guarded by soldiers. An accident involving two Palestinian cars near the village of Abda’a; an ambulance from the Hebron Hills Regional Council and paramedics who are settlers assist the injured … (a shared “fabric of life” among unequals).
There’s a flying Border Police checkpoint at the junction between 9 and 10 in the morning…binoculars, drawn weapons, detained Palestinian women, two of them for a very long time…
Children are in the streets – school vacation because of exams.
More apartheid fences around the Cave of the Patriarchs, more procedures…people are angry.
Two detainees at the checkpoint near ‘Abed’s shop…
Otherwise it’s quiet…