Dura-Al Fawwar Junction, Hebron, Sansana (Meitar Crossing), South Hebron Hills

Hanna Barag, Hagit Back (reporting); Translator:  Charles K.

There were no people going through the Meitar crossing on our way to Hebron, and the location where trucks unload sand was also almost deserted.

Soldiers at all the exits from localities and at road junctions stop and quickly release cars.  No traffic jams.  No flying checkpoints on our way back.


The military bulldozer was adding to the barrier at the villages of Abda’a and Deir Razeh.  New earthen berms were also being created at Dura al Fawwar junction.


Israeli bulldozers on Highway 60 are laying a water pipe for the sole use of settlers, from Kiryat Arba to Majnuna or the service center of the Har Hebron regional council at the junction to Negohot settlement.

Big bulldozers are working, equipment which Palestinians usually don’t have.


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Banners like this surround Hebron:


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And another calling for construction at Mizpeh Avihai, a new Kiryat Arba neighborhood.


Many closed doors on Shuhadah Street bear this sticker:


“I’ll refuse an order which defies the Torah.”
“I’ll refuse an order which defies the Torah.”Caption


We visited ‘Aref who recounted his story to Hanna (revocation of his entry permit to Israel and refusal to allow him to build a second storey on his home).

‘Aref is the person who photographed Elor Azariah and his permit was revoked immediately after he provided his statement…


Many more soldiers everywhere in Hebron – but today we don’t see the massed children of Israel.