Dura-Al Fawwar Junction, Hebron, South Hebron Hills

Observers: 
Arieal Slonim (reporting and photographing), Muhammad and a guest; Translator: Natanya
02/10/2018
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Morning

Routine  on the way to Hebron. At Samua the checkpoint is open and there are no soldiers. Traffic is flowing at the entrance to Dahariya. The northern entrance to 'Abda is closed but no soldiers.

In front of the spring before the Dura-El-Fawwar junction, two soldiers stand in an improvised position and the Israeli flag flutters proudly.

Dura-Al Fawwar junction is completely closed. Many  soldiers at the junction and taxis collecting people in the known "back-to-back" procedure. When we stopped at the junction find out  what was happening, soldiers approached us and politely asked us to continue driving.

The entrance to Hebron was smooth and we were not stopped at any checkpoint, nor did they ask Muhammad not to park his car in the Cave of the Patriarchs, which happens to us often.

At the request of our guest we entered the Cave of the Patriarchs. The MachsomWatch badge upset  the  Border Police officers at the entrance and I was allowed to enter having spoken on the  phone to  the commander and  on condition that I remove the badge

Hoping that no one will damage the Arabic verses inscribed on the walls.

We continued on through Shuhada Street to Tel Rumeida. There was nothing Jewish about what we saw on the way.

Cave of the Patriarchs
Cave of the Patriarchs