Hakvasim (sheep) Junction, Hebron, South Hebron Hills

Observers: 
Hagit Back (reporting and photographing); Translator: Tal H.
09/04/2018
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Morning

A lovely spring day.

In the photos below: Such signs are seen along road 60 – before reaching Samo’a, Dahariya, the Sheep Junction, and now yellow signs as well, not just red ones.

Checkpoints such as in the photo below taken at Dahariya Junction are present as well at the junctions of Beit Haggai, Dura Al Fawwar, the Sheep Junction,  and Bani Na’im. Below Abda, whose gate is closed, soldiers are posted, also guarding road 60.

Road blocks
Road blocks
Photographer: 
Hagit Back
Yellow road signs, joining the red ones
Yellow road signs, joining the red ones
Photographer: 
Hagit Back

The photo below speaks for itself. In a state without officially declared borders, the Border Police are everywhere…

In the photos below: the Border Police on guard

The photos were taken from Abed’s shop near the Cave of the Fathers.

The photos below were taken from the new neighborhood of settler-colony Kiryat Arba, built on Hill 22 where the plan is to construct an entire industrial zone.  We ran into Moshe, Kiryat Arba’s security official. He officiated and took photos, we photographed right back.

Before Passover, settler-colonists entered the houses which they call Rachel House and Leah Housse. These houses belong to the Zaatari family. Now discussions are held as to the legality of their purchase. In general, in Hebron even if purchase is legal, the Minister of Defense must approve entry into the houses themselves. In the spirit of these days apparently this will not pose a problem. These houses are located right before the meat market, the Abraham Avinu settler-colony and very close to the Cave of the Fathers. Near them and inside the neighborhood live Palestinian families, and added army troops have already been posted to protect the settler-colonists. Yesterday the latter negotiated with the army to have soldiers take over roofs all around. Any entry of settler-colonists to another Palestinian house deteriorates the situation in Hebron and makes it even more explosive, preventing the Palestinians from living normal lives. Not in my name.

The Border Police on guard  The photos were taken from Abed’s shop near the Cave of the Fathers
the Border Police on guard The photos were taken from Abed’s shop near the Cave of the Fathers
Photographer: 
Hagit Back
We ran into Moshe, Kiryat Arba’s security official. He officiated and took photos, we photographed right back
We ran into Moshe, Kiryat Arba’s security official. He officiated and took photos, we photographed right back
Photographer: 
Hagit Back
Settler-colonists entered the houses which they call Rachel House and Leah Housse
Settler-colonists entered the houses which they call Rachel House and Leah Housse
Photographer: 
Hagit Back
Photographer: 
Hagit Back