Hebron, South Hebron Hills

Ariela Slonim, Michal (reporting); Translator: Natanya

A routine day, nothing in particular on road 60. Only the entrance to Abda is still closed. In Hebron there are signs of the renewed building of the synagogue Hazon David.  Again the temporary  poles and blue nylon sheets and the chair cover the prayer books in the box. This is directly opposite the checkpoint between Kiryat Arba and Hebron. In the meantime it is more like a falling  Succat David. But the  repeated obstinacy remains of  the attempt to take over private land makes the blood boil.

Directly at the corner of the road to the Hill of the Patriarchs there are signs of a new checkpoint which will take the neighborhood of Kapisha into H1.

Our friend says that this will be a great blow to the inhabitants of the area which is full of garages and other business concerns which mainly the Israeli settlers enjoy. Because on this road which is called Zion Axis only the latter are allowed to travel. It is not clear what is  the motive behind this.

In the rest  of the city all is as usual. The  paratroopers are in every corner. Women, children and the old go from side to side through the X-ray machines, the fences and the watchtowers which remind one of the architecture of East Germany. And the ghostly atmosphere is very depressing.