Dura-Al Fawwar Junction, Hebron, South Hebron Hills

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Hagit S.S. and Nina; Translator: Natanya

Today, unlike yesterday, the Dura-El Fawwar junction is open and there is not much army  prescence.

At the entrance to Beit Hagai, soldiers march on foot - perhaps on their way to build a checkpoint.


The city is very quiet, the children are already in school, there are very few people in the streets, But soldiers are everywhere: at Curve 160, near the Cave of the Patriarchs, at the Pharmacy checkpoint, At Gross Square, on Shuhada Street, near Beit Hadassah, at the Tarpat CP and Tel Rumeida, in short - presence felt. Most of them move on foot, in pairs and and in threes, etc. and look calm ... We stopped next to the house of Imad Abu Shamsia, but we did not meet him.

A bus unloaded a large group of soldiers with  their luggage - they seem to be replacing their predecessors.

Two TIPH representatives marching past the huge sign "Beit Rachel".

Abed has a large group of tourists who speak English, and he entertains them with coffee and tea.

There is a local man here who is studying in Bethlehem to be a tour guide and asks us about the Jewish holidays. He is now learning Judaism, and is waiting for a permit to take tourists from France to tour Israel (Nazareth, Jerusalem, etc.).

The checkpoint in the Kafisha neighborhood is open for some reason. (broken?)