Sansana (Meitar Crossing), South Hebron Hills, Sun 17.3.13, Morning
Translator: Charles K.
06:00 We left Yeruham; it’s raining.
06:45 At the turn to Sansana (left, three minutes south of the Meitar checkpoint) a checkpoint has been set up to catch people illegally in Israel.
07:00 Meitar checkpoint. It’s empty. According to the EAPPI, 5000 people crossed beginning at 04:00, without incident.
07:35 We stopped at Tawwani to see the children from Umm Tuba cross.
On Saturday the Italians erected a tent on the hill for the children from Umm Tuba (so they could be sheltered when waiting for their military escort), but the army demolished it, claiming it was a military area (see photos, attached).
We stood with the Italians next to the fence; the children arrived at 07:58, an army jeep following them.
After the children arrived we continued on our way.
We reached Hebron at 8am; the streets are quiet because of its raining; Curve 160 is also quiet.