Dura-Al Fawwar Junction, Hakvasim (sheep) Junction, South Hebron Hills

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Yehudit K. (reporting) and Muhammad D.; Translator: Natanya

Report of Negev Villages and Route 60

Road 60 was crowded, almost clogged. There were active checkpoints in Abda, Husha and al-Fawwar (both near the pool and at the entrance to the village, as well as the entrance to Dura, the entrance to the city of Hebron opposite Beit Haggai and the Sheep Junction and Bani Na'im.) There are so many checkpoints  in such a small area. Between Abda and al-Fawwar there are only 5 Km. In my opinion.

As agreed with MW, we will also devote time to the situation in the unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev. We opened a visit to Zarnug, an unrecognized village about 15 km from Beer Sheva on the way to Dimona (Road 25). It has 6,000 people without infrastructure and government services, but with a school, a private clinic and a dentist clinic and early childhood education. Many houses in the village received demolition orders. We arrived at the village, but to our dismay, the connection we had hoped for did not materialize and we will go  next week. This reinforces the importance of communicating with the right person, and the difficulty is the main reason why the project has not yet started.