Dura-Al Fawwar Junction, Hebron, South Hebron Hills

Observers: 
Semadar, Michal (reporting and photographing); Translator: Natanya
Dec-17-2019
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Morning
פילבוקס נטוש בגבעת המבשר

Road 60

Near Dura Al Fawwar IDF soldiers continue to expel farmers who are trying to sell their fruit from the field. They destroy the stands and stack piles of dirt throughout the field to prevent access. We were getting closer

An IDF officer tries to expel us with a gesture of his hand but we go closer anyway.

"Go away. |There is another  place where you can  buy vegetables".

"Why", I ask, "Why not here?"

What security risk are  these people

"Unsafe" the officer answers "your safety ".

"Oh you are worried about our safety. Really touching.”

The officer stares at me and is silent.

The workers of the field stand  far from him on one dirt mound created by the bulldozer, helpless next to the vegetables which were harvested today and are now scattered where the boxes which were ready for sale used to be.

Hebron is as always.

The children at 10.30 are already going home from school. Exams.

At the checkpoint near the Cave of the Patriarchs, women are being detained and their bags searched.

We went to see if there were any changes in the place called Hebron Hill between Hebron and Halhul.

There is an abandoned pillbox there and abandoned buildings and there are signs of the settlers to settle there.

We must follow this up.