Dura-Al Fawwar Junction, Hebron, South Hebron Hills

Observers: 
Hagit Back (reporting and photographing); Natanya Ginsburg (translating)
04/06/2018
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Morning

Today is the fourth of June and in another day 51 years from the Six-Day War. I do not know anymore whether this  can be called  occupation and not an ongoing apartheid policy.

It is so complex and annoying that people are driven by fear and arrogance and hatred.

There is only a checkpoint on road 60

Al - Fawwar and there is almost no army. Except at the pool opposite Al Fawwar.

In the two pictures below:

Hill 22, Giv'at HaMevaser, a new neighborhood of Kiryat Arba. Already has electricity, infrastructure development work. Four caravans and soldiers guarding it. Another bone in the throat for the Palestinians.

On all the checkpoints the greeting of the army and the authorities wishing people Ramadan Karim. But all this decorations brings no joy to the heart.

The heart is very heavy today in Hebron and a great tension is felt in the air because of the murder of the tractor operator who was involved in the construction of the road. We only talk to a young boy on the street and he sounds frightened. Every moment I can die, he says. Because of Ramadan, we do not go  in to talk to people. The soldier we talk to is surrounded by settlers who came to reinforce him. He tells me that the tractor came from Curve 160 and this was clearly with the desire to run someone over. But even in that case they did not have to  kill him. But I do not believe the army's version. Fear prevents them from having any  moral considerations. Racism prevents them from seeing Palestinians as people. It is  frightening  and outrageous what we have become. 

The tension in the air conquered us and we left without going up to Tel Rumeida.

Under the house of Rachel and Leah on a road that is forbidden to Palestinian cars to pass, already six cars of the Jewish settlers are parked. Another proof of apartheid.

We returned through Hursa and the divan of the  family is open next to the pillbox. The Palestinian live in the shadow of Big Brother all the time.

The Palestinians now have cameras with which they can show what is happening.

And all this is not done in my name, but the spirit resistance is diminishing with the indifference of our surrounings.

It is possible not to know  and simply to fear kites.

Hill 22, Giv'at HaMevaser, a new neighborhood of Kiryat Arba
Hill 22, Giv'at HaMevaser, a new neighborhood of Kiryat Arba
Photographer: 
Hagit Back
On all the checkpoints the greeting of the army and the authorities wishing people Ramadan Karim
On all the checkpoints the greeting of the army and the authorities wishing people Ramadan Karim
Photographer: 
Hagit Back