Sansana (Meitar Crossing), South Hebron Hills

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Raya Y. Translator: Natanya

The winter weather has sent the workers back home and the Meitar checkpoint stands desolate. Few people pass through on their way to Israel in the morning. The schedule of Corona times in the southern Hebron Mountains and today - Thursday is the last day of the closureinfo-icon. They may decide to extend it.

At the entrance to Dahariya from the direction of Road 60, there is a checkpoint of the PA. Those who are not residents of the place are not allowed to enter.

At the entrance to Dura there are additional barriers of the PA.

At all entrances to Hebron there is a very strict watch on entry of vehicles at the three checkpoints, probably due to the many corona patients. In addition, the police in the city maintain a tight closure. Tests are conducted within the cities though it is not compulsory. Those who have symptoms are welcome to call and to be informed about where they can be examined.

At the junction of Route 60 in the direction of Route 317  In the village of Macatel Umm Salem, lives Amar with his wife and 6 children. He gathers junk and wood for heating. A settler came to say he was a resident of the place and asked him if he could dump the trees and waste of the settlements in the area. Amar agreed as  he wanted to use firewood. Every month Amar unloaded two truckloadss at Amar's house. An inspector from Israel arrived at Amar's house (he does not know who sent her and whom she represents) and demanded that he clean up all the debris. If the debris is not emptied, bulldozers will also come to evacuate the structure located near the cave. Amar has no money to dispose of the waste and he and his family are worried.