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

Observers: 
Nina and Hagit S.S; Translation: Natanya
07/05/2018
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Morning

There are lots of parked cars at the Meitar Crossing, all the parking areas are full and many cars on the roads in the area. This means that more workers are moving to work in Israel, and of course, merchants.

Abda - one of the entrances to the village is open and one is closed.

At the the spring of al-Fawwar, the Israeli flag is proudly displayed. The soldiers guarding it (and the spring) are hidden in their small tent because of the rain, and no one is seen near the spring.

Dura al-Fawwar junction - the entrances are open, there is a steady stream of  traffic and of people.

We went to Hursa (the village that sits "brazenly" on the road to the settlement of Negohot and interferes with the safe passage of the settlers ...). We sat with Jusuf, the one who suffered from a “straw widow” in his own home when soldiers occupied it at the time  that the pillbox in front was being built.  He and his whole village are suffering from the gatesinfo-icon which have been erected by the army next to them. This has harmed his livelihood which is the supply of food for animalsinfo-icon and which has also stopped the construction of the entire clan's building  and disrupts the life of the entire  village. The  peak being a gate built by the army next to the girls' school which aroused much opposition in the village (Ariela photographed this when she was there).  This went on until a protest demonstration was organized in  the village and the same night the army moved the gate to somewhat from the school.

It is not clear  why these gates were erected here as there has never been a problem between the settlers of Negohot and the villagers. It is to be noted that the settlers simply bypass the gates (which are in area A when they go to Kiryat Arba).