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

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Muhammad, Ariela (reporting and photographing); Translator: Natanya
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We drove through the Meitar checkpoint towards Hebron on road 60. The parking lot on the Palestinian side was full, the gaps in the fence were closed with coils of wire and soldiers were on the Israeli side.

The pillbox at the entrance to Abde is manned and soldiers have set up a roadblock in both directions and check every vehicle entering and leaving

The Dura-Al Fawwar intersection was open in both directions

The Qilqis junction is open in both directions, both to Qilqis and to Hebron, and we decided to enter Hebron from there to see what was happening at the DCO. 

At the entrance to the DCO are many Palestinian cars and people who were probably waiting to receive permits for Id al-Adha, feast of the Sacrifice.

We went back to Route 60 at the Sheep Junction. There was increased traffic of military vehicles on Route 60

In the Kafisha neighborhood, the road has been closed for many years and goods and people, including women who had just given birth, had to go through it in back-to-back process, was opened, without a checkpoint and without soldiers. The question arises, what was actually the role of the blockade. Apparently just to make life difficult for the residents.

In Hebron, the Revival House is decorated with Israeli flags. In the meantime it is not inhabited yet, but the entry point is already manned by soldiers.

The checkpoint at the Road of the Worshippers has the Golani flag flying and the post is covered with posters of the settlers such as the one at Beit Rachel which is being renovated.

In the building near Beit Rachel, the Israeli flag is sticking out of one of the windows. We must follow this up to see what develops.