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

Observers: 
Hagit Back (reporting and photographing); Natanya Ginsburg (translating)
29/01/2018
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Morning

A winter day and many workers have not gone to their jobs but are at the checkpoint of Meitar. The parking lot is full and with cars and workers busy on improving the checkpoint.

A border police jeep stands at the entrance to Samoa.

From the village of Karameh to the Dura al Fawwar junction, soldiers walk by foot. The two gatesinfo-icon at the two entrances to the village of 'Abda are open and this is a refreshing change.

In the picture below, the almond trees  are in blossom and adorn the occupation.

Almond tree
Almond tree
Photographer: 
Hagit Back

The picture below describes the story of the day.

At the beginning of Zion Road in the Kefisha neighborhood, a new checkpoint is being built. The army says it will not be a manned checkpoint or with a yellow gate. The people in the neighborhood are sure it will be manned. Cars will be able to come but only permit owners will be able to pass and  they estimate there will be about 40 cars. Already on Saturdays, Kiryat Arba people from the northern hill go to the Tomb of the Patriarchs through them and they harass  them. Blockades without soldiers are something they've gotten used to. Soldiers who are there all the time in collaboration with the settlers are already something else and they are very frightened. The people of the big metal shop there hope for the best.

Those who updated them on what was happening was the  director of Civil Administration in Hebron.

Photographer: 
Hagit Back

In the pictures below:

The  Gross  circle and a soldier on guard in Shuhada street.

Winter in Shuhada street.

The  Gross  circle and a soldier on guard in Shuhada street
The  Gross  circle and a soldier on guard in Shuhada street
Photographer: 
Hagit Back
Winter in Shuhada Streeet
Winter in Shuhada Streeet
Photographer: 
Hagit Back

The despair of the checkpoint is very grey today.