Hebron, Sansana, South Hebron Hills, Mon 12.7.10, Afternoon
Translator: Charles K.
Late in the afternoon there are no pedestrians. The parking lot is filled with cars belonging to residents of the West Bank.
We continue to Hebron. Light traffic on the road.
Entrance to Hebron-Kiryat Arba: Construction of a row of cottages on the left has almost been completed, and it spills over toward the main road.
Do they intend to cross the road and continue building on the other side, where there are now vineyards?!
A detainee stands at the Curve 160 checkpoint. He says that his ID is being checked because the photo doesn’t look like him. He cut his hair short, and what can he do – without a flash, his skin looks darker. He explains in Arabic, and the soldier translates. While the soldiers are discussing the matter a police car arrives, the policeman considers it and the man is sent on his way.
Tarpa”t checkpoint is quiet. A group of toddlers cross over from H1, unaccompanied by an adult.
Tel Rumeida is quiet. The neighborhood children gather around Muhammad. They’re from a local family, with a cousin from Jordan. Muhammad asks him where things are better. “Here,” replies the little boy with smile.
On the way back, laborers come through Sansana quickly. There’s also a prisoner who’s been released straight into the arms of the many people who came to welcome him, including his little daughters.