Hebron, South Hebron Hills

Observers: 
Natanya, Michal (reporting); Translator: Charles K.
16/12/2014
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Afternoon

The Meitar crossing is operating calmly at this hour. Additional lanes have been opened for the convenience of those returning, not only on Friday and Saturday.

 

Highway 317 is quiet and “pastoral.” All the settlements from Susya to Ma’on seem to be expanding (which isn’t new and is always annoying).

 

Hebron is quiet and tense. Squads of paratroopers or Border Police patrol everwhere, also on Shuhadah Street. There’s also a reinforced presence at Tel Rumeida, and where the Worshippers Route meets the road down to the Cave of the Patriarchs. “Look at us!” We’re here. At least there are no detaineesinfo-icon at checkpoints in the city at this hour. At the Shoter roadblock and Tarpat checkpoint a tall guard tower has been erected above the booth and the concrete barriers. Now soldiers observe from there. Another control mechanism, and another…