South Hebron Hills, Zif Junction

Observers: 
Hagit Back (reporting and photographing); Natanya Ginsburg (translating)
16/07/2018
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Morning

We went to see what the army had been doing in South Hebron last week.  We read about it in the Palestinian news, Maan (by the grace of Paula).

Today there were no army vehicles.

We counted six new caravans . There Chaya of “Our wonderful country” is enjoying herself. The lords of the land are enlarging their kingdom with no limitation.

A new neighborhood is being built at the Asael outpost. We dared and entered the outpost. At the gate was a woman soldier who let us through with no problem. A beautiful settlement. Apartheid at its best. The richness of the settlers compared to the miserable conditions of their neighbors, in Tuwani, is infuriating.

Anew neighborhood at the settlement of Maon.

At the end of the settlement we saw this sign. Also the chicken coops which the children of Umm Tuba reached on their way to school. They still need the army to guard them from the terrorism of the settlers.

On road 356 there is already a sign pointing to Mitzpeh Ziv. The geographic taking over of the occupation

At the crossroads at the entrance to Hever, the same entrance to Bani Naim. Only there there is a locked gate, cement barriers and soldiers with pointed rifles which has become a routine sight.

The holy site of the grave of Lot. There is no entrance without the permission of the watch tower.

The barricade to Bani Naim and the grave of Lot. There is a barrier and an old erased sign warning against entering the area.

The apartheid of the occupation is in every corner.

A sign pointing to Mitzpeh Ziv. The geographic taking over of the occupation
A sign pointing to Mitzpeh Ziv. The geographic taking over of the occupation
Photographer: 
Hagit Back
The barricade to Bani Naim and the grave of Lot
The barricade to Bani Naim and the grave of Lot
Photographer: 
Hagit Back
The sign at the end of the settlement and the chicken coops which the Umm Tuba children reach on their way to school
The sign at the end of the settlement and the chicken coops which the Umm Tuba children reach on their way to school
Photographer: 
Hagit Back