Hebron, South Hebron Hills, Tarqumiya

Observers: 
Raya Yeor; Translator: Natanya
17/08/2017
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Morning

We went through the Tarkumiya checkpoint at 9.00 after most of the workers had gone through earlier to work. Only a few traders were left waiting for transport.

The complaints about the length of time of the arbitrary inspection is still relevant.

Transitions in life are not easy periods. To deal with the crossing of checkpoints  every day is probably much harder.

There are not many visitors in Hebron at the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Two groups of tourists are getting an explanation about the separate entrances of Jews and Moslems to the Cave of the Patriarchs.

The soldiers of the IDF are protecting the House of Contention from the second and third floors.

At a point of vantage of the area of Tel Rumeida into Hebron H1 it seems that  the town is full of life while it is closed in by fences, bulldozers, pillboxes and soldiers carrying out their duties.

So hard and sad  to see.