Sansana (Meitar Crossing), South Hebron Hills, Sun 3.2.13, Morning
Translator: Charles K.
We left for the Meitar border crossing at 06:30. Everything there was quiet; even though more laborers are crossing to work in Israel they go through pretty quickly.
Southern Hebron Hills – A Tawwani
We drove to Tawwani to see whether the children safely traverse the road between Ma’on and the Ma’on farm. This is the first time I’ve been there. We arrived at 07:30; the two Italian volunteers showed up around 07:40. We don’t yet see either the children or the military vehicle.
At 07:50 the military vehicle arrives and the children begin walking down the road to school. The military vehicle doesn’t escort them; the children approach the Ma’on farm alone. Suddenly we see a vehicle coming from the direction of the farm, and then – and only then – does the military vehicle drive down to where the road to the school meets the road coming from the farm, apparently to make sure nothing happens.
As someone there for the first time who notices things that people who’ve become used to the place may overlook, and because I’d read the report Michal sent us two weeks ago, I think we must again demand that a more orderly procedure be established – that the army commit to appear at a set time or, as an alternative, that the children be driven back and forth to school. It’s worth asking Machsom Watch’s lawyer about this.