Hebron, South Hebron Hills

Observers: 
Lea S., Paula R. (reporting), a regular guest and his friend. Charles K. (trans)
Feb-23-2014
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Morning
Seriously? Does this make us safer?

We left at 07:00 from Shoket junction.

 

Sansana-Meitar checkpoint

No laborers on the Palestinian side.

 

Southern Hebron Hills

Dura al-Fawwar junction: Traffic coming from Dura flows freely, but three soldiers, one with drawn weapon, have set up a checkpoint for traffic coming from al-Fawwar and are inspecting cars while the other cars keep waiting for them to finish.  We watched for a while.  Inspections were random.  A soldier tries to provide a rational explanation for the delay caused to people hurrying about their business:  providing security for Israeli drivers.  The reason makes no sense to him either.

 

Hebron

Israel continues ceaselessly to take control of more land and more space.  After building a boulevard on land belonging to Palestinian residents for settlers to walk along on Saturdays and holidays, and after expropriating buildings and erecting fences and blocking more roads to the free movement of the residents, the land grab continues by means of extensive archaeological excavations and closing more areas and more roads under the scientific auspices of the Antiquities Authority.