Hebron, Sansana, South Hebron Hills, Sun 8.6.08, Morning

Observers: 
Tamar B., Anat S. Tzipi Z., Hagit B. reporting
08/06/2008
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Morning

Meitar-Sansana Crossing
Shavuot evening, total closureinfo-icon, deserted.

Route 60
A few people on road, schools are on holiday, farmers in the fields are busy thrashing. The work on the highway continues.

Dura – El Fawar: – the traffic flows; Sheep crossing, the army is guarding about 20 Jewish worshippers, settlers from Beit HaGuy, but the Palestinian traffic is flowing.

Shayuch Hebron Girls' Schools: children crossing from one side to other with an army on the side.

Route 35
At the Humanitarian Crossing: no traffic. A group of settlers are hiking in the wadi near the Halhoul Bridge are accompanied by an IDF guard & border police jeeps.

Hebron
The police stopped us at the Tomb of the Patriarchs roadblock and do not allow us to continue to Shuadah Street to the Pharmacy Crossing, or Tarpat & Tel Rumeida.  The reason: "preventing public disturbances," because in the past they had to rescue us from the settlers.

We didn't insist, because today it's a Jewish holiday. A police jeep accompanies us to the entrance of Hebron, but lets us stop to say Shalom to Bassam.