Dura-Al Fawwar Junction, Hebron, Sansana (Meitar Crossing), South Hebron Hills

Observers: 
Nurit, Muhammad, Ariela (reporting and photographing) and 2 guests; Translator: Natanya
03/08/2018
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Morning

There were few cars at the Meitar checkpoint.  There were no unusual incidents. The pillbox at Abda was closed. Two jeeps at the entrance to Dahariya. At Dura el Fawwar no soldiers, also not at the pillbox. At the exit of Bani Naim was an army jeep. Cars and pedestrians were delayed. Routine.

Everything changed when we reached the area of the Cave of the Patriarchs. Many soldiers and border guards on foot and in vehicles were waiting for Breaking the Silence who arrived on three buses.

A female soldier from the checkpoint asked us which organization we belonged to, because people from the  leftist groups were forbidden to go towards Shuhada Street. The area was declared a closed military zone.

A family of settlers came to welcome us, with cakes and signs of dialogue. One member of the family even wore a shirt with a beautiful inscription.

On the other hand children of the settlers tried to interrupt all the time.

The people who arrived were divided into three groups, and we joined the group led by Yehuda Shaul/ The  entire event took place because of the beatings he received from settlers a week earlier.

The tour began at the area of the house of the Patriarchs, which the settlers had to evacuate by order of the court, and from there the tour continued to the Zion Route through the worshipers' route.

The Woshippers’ route. Closed both to cars and to Palestinian pedestrians. I do not know who he is a cave…..we or they.

The Zion Route is already open for Palestinian pedestrians  even to those who find it difficult. This image of the adult person who apparently finds it difficult to walk normally and must climb the steep slope of the Zion axis is a normal daily sight in this way.

On the way back, the Dura-El Fawwar checkpoint was manned.

A family of settlers came to welcome us
The prayers route - Hebron