Sansana (Meitar Crossing), South Hebron Hills
A shift to the western Hebron hills
At the Meitar crossing we see that the families of the prisoners boarding the Israeli buses. The families' passage is organized and supervised by the Red Cross, the occupation is already so perfect that there are no mishaps. Only the process itself is terrible. Three hours' drive to the checkpoints, a check of more than an hour, and a boarding of Israeli buses. They travel under guard of the police to the prisons. There they are again checked and visit with the prisoners for half an hour. The prisoners have the right of a family visit once every three weeks, and this can also be taken from them at any given moment.
I did not have the energy to go into Hebron and as there was a shift yesterday and there'll be one tomorrow, I allowed myself to do so. We went to see what is happening at Hursa and what is happening at the blockade between Beit Awwa and Sika.
The bloackage was removed during the night before after it had been there for about three weeks. This of course created difficulties in the daily life of the residents of the two villages.
On the way we entered the settlement of Negohot, neighbourhood B, which is closer to the new Route 358. There are seven families waiting for more building permits for other settlers, a young settler who was working with his son, who is being taught at home and who is engaged in recycling bottles spoke about his sense of mission. He is in favor of one state ... and peace between neighbors ..... but be careful he tells me.
The fence which changed into a wall on the Palestinian side next to the village of Sika.
The yellow gate which was opened yesterday leading to Beit Awwa. The sign warning about entering the occupied territories.
Again the wall in the area which exactly on the Green Line
A bus with the families of the prisoners.
And the occupation goes on in its merry way.