Raya, Nina, Ronit (guest), Hagit S.S. (reporting); Translator: Charles K.


Raya talks to the merchants at the Tarqumiya crossing, encourages them to participate in the elections.



Yehuda, from Breaking the Silence, leads a group of tourists near Baruch Goldstein’s grave. Policemen stand about. Later the group went to the Cave of the Patriarchs area, and then to Tel Rumeida.


Renovation of Palestinian buildings continues on the road down to the Cave of the Patriarchs. They’ve stood in ruins for as long as we’ve been coming here…

Many tourists at the Cave of the Patriarchs. Music blares from a bus belonging to the South Hebron Hills council; a group has just gotten off. Many children in the park across the way – settlers or guests – happy and playful. There’s action…

On the other side a Border Police soldier is holding two children, one of whom has a reputation as a brat, cursing and annoying. We approach; the soldier orders K., our driver, to move away after asking whether he’s Moslem. He tells us not to interfere. Soon the boy is transferred to the Pharmacy checkpoint. Later we saw him with a group of children, still rowdy…


Tel Rumeida

Near the home of the Heikhal family we searched for the bonfire that had been mentioned in the previous report but couldn’t find it. The archaeological dig progresses.


The young salesman in the store next to ‘Azam’s metal shop, a relative of the store owner, wants a ride to Jerusalem. We told him we’d see whether we could take him.