Hakvasim (sheep) Junction, Hebron, South Hebron Hills

Observers: 
Hagit Back (reporting and photographing); Natanya Ginsburg (translating)
25/12/2017
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Morning

The last shift of 2017

The despair is no easier to bear.

We went through Umm El Hiran and the Shani checkpoint on road 317. It is so despairing to see the new road which is being paved because it is intended for a Jewish settlement. Umm El Hiran still waits for the demolition orders.

Rain, mist. Khirbet Tuwani is asleep.  It is now the winter holiday time for the schools. It is cold outside and we hardly see any people.

Army cars guarding the crossroads at Bani Naim. The traffic passes smoothly but there is hardly any.

Hebron in the mist.

The orders to the soldiers at the Pharmacy checkpoint. There are such orders at all the checkpoints where there are soldiers posted.  (Not  at  those of the Border Police).

I could photograph because the soldier was in the house because of the rain.

Army instructions next to the house of contention
Army instructions next to the house of contention
Photographer: 
Hagit Back
Army instructions next to the house of contention
Army instructions next to the house of contention
Photographer: 
Hagit Back

There was a crowd of people near the Hebron Yeshiva and I went to see what was happening.

Just a quarrel between yeshiva students. But this is where the wall that separates the yeshiva from the Casbah can be seen, and you can see how the yeshiva students or the soldiers enter Area H1 whenever they feel like it.

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The wall that separates the yeshiva from the Casbah can be seen, and you can see how the yeshiva students or the soldiers enter Area H1 whenever they feel like it
The wall that separates the yeshiva from the Casbah can be seen, and you can see how the yeshiva students or the soldiers enter Area H1 whenever they feel like it
Photographer: 
Hagit Back
The Sheep Crossing in the rain and the soldiers posting a barricade
The Sheep Crossing in the rain and the soldiers posting a barricade
Photographer: 
Hagit Back

The Sheep Crossing in the rain and the soldiers posting a  barricade.

There are no other words any more to describe the evidence of the occupation if this word still appears in the Israeli conscience.