The situation at the three crossings from Issawiyya remain the same. At Mt. Scopus, the road remains blocked and the passageway for pedestrians is under a half meter wide. No person with disabilities could possibly get through and it would be treacherous for a mother carrying a child. The passages leading to French Hill and on to the road to Maaleh Adumim remain single file with huge concrete blocks preventing two way traffic .
Building continues opposite the Anata checkpoint. The good news is that the landfill has covered up the garbage heap that was there. The other news is that we don’t know what is going up there.
The Bedouin encampment in the area leading to Wadi Nar remains in its shrunken state. It is hard to imagine how they manage to care for their animals in such a constricted area. The expanse around the Bedouins has been leveled and is ready for building, but we don’t know for what. We have been unable to contact our former driver who was a real maven on everything going on in the area.