A-Tuwani, Dura-Al Fawwar Junction, South Hebron Hills, Susiya

Observers: 
Ariela, Paula, Yael (photographing)ף Translator: Natanya
Jun-15-2021
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Morning
אחרי הקציר
Meitar checkpoint packed, the gap in the fence is wide open, and without army or police presence. The illegal workers pass and wait in the shade for the employers' cars. The question is what happens to them in Israel if they are stopped and asked for their papers.

Road 317

In the settlement Asael, an expansion takes place right in front of the eyes - caravans have been placed on green foundation pillars and builders were there to repair and install them.

At the Susiya junction, a flock of uniformly colored sheep are running after a shepherd settler in a yellow vest with a stick in his hand, it seems that they are on their way to trample another Palestinian plot. 

In Susiya we visited Azzam. His tire pots are in bloom and a stark contrast to the desolation and hopelessness around. We just sat down and were presented with a beef meal with his finest olive oil. Azzam talks about the corona: It turns out that the number of patients have now been greatly reduced and Beate has closed the corona ward at the hospital. Anyone can get vaccinated (reinforcing what  we heard from Abu Safi who went out to have  his daughter vaccinated today). However the time between the first and second vaccination  is not always clear, according to Azzam three months

We went to Umm Fokara to bring them the  clothes that Ariela had collected in the kibbutzim.

We drove up the road from Maayan Abigail, and at the top of the hill, at the connection to Umm Fokara, the road is closed with concrete blocks brought by the settlers during the war. The villagers made  a detour that allowed us to get to  the road leading to the village, but we heard that already a van with a cart had overturned there. The road to the village is very difficult and in the part where we still can see  asphalt,  you can see the fresh damage left by the army’s  D9 , a type of bulldozer,  which further aggravated the siege on the village.

Fadel talked about their traffic problems. Now every exit from the village is through a difficult and long road to Tuwani. They receive water in a pipe from Tuwani which has been cut several times already (probably by the settlers). The water comes once every three days for one hour, and they fill the white containers that are planted like trees around the houses.

We returned the same bumpy and closed road to the main road.

Maon is expanding  in all directions. On the eastern side you see new caravans placed on the ridge.

On the western side of Road 317, the settlers are busy building a high fence that borders the hill on which bulldozers work in flattening the land, apparently in preparation for the construction of additional barns.

Route 60

In front of the village Qilqis road works - construction of a wide road that allows the connection of the village on a wide road towards Hebron. The road is almost ready but still closed and in the meantime the traffic on it towards the village is on foot

On the hill on the side of the village a line of soldiers with rifles drawn, securing something.

Dura-Al Fawwar Junction: The vegetable stalls have disappeared, remnants of a fallen stall remain, and another modern gazebo that insists on selling fruit.  Along the way are signs of the end of the agricultural year - after the harvest and before the hay harvest. The only routine unaffected by the occupation._