Hebron, Sansana (Meitar Crossing), South Hebron Hills
Summer vacation leaves its mark. People begin their day later, so we also left relatively late.
Everything’s as usual at the Meitar checkpoint.
The work on the new neighborhood at Sham’a is proceeding.
Quiet, no activity visible in the settlements and outposts.
We met T., who’s in charge of beach days for Tuwani and gave him the permits for 55 children and adults. He was very happy, of course, and spoke at length of their desire to live in peace with the Jews. He asked about his daughter’s chances to obtain a permit to study for a doctorate in mathematics in Israel. After a number of phone calls which led to nothing we agreed we’d both continue to look into it. I left downhearted. Who knows how many other young talents are blocked and unrealized because of this long occupation, and how much anger builds up as a result.
We were pleased to see the benches and prayer books at the Hazon David “synagogue” had again been removed and it’s still demolished. We’ll see for how long. How long will Abu Anan need to get his land back?
It’s final exam time and all the pupils come home early.
No detainees at the checkpoints and roadblocks in town, and we saw no unusual activity. We handed over permits for beach day in Hebron also.
Why do they need us just to live a slightly more normal life?
Many ultra-orthodox are visiting the Cave of the Patriarchs. The police provide security.