Hebron, South Hebron Hills, Wed 18.5.11, Morning

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Raya and Hagit S. (reporting)

Translator:  Charles K.

Route 35

Three Giv’ati soldiers stop a Palestinian Transit at the humanitarian checkpoint. They check his documents by phone on the computer, then let him go.

About three men and a woman. While waiting for the answer the soldiers tell us they have to check because yesterday they stopped a vehicle carrying three guns. Also, an Israeli car went through whose windows had been shattered by rocks children threw from the bridge before the humanitarian checkpoint.

Signs on the way to Hebron:  Celebrating Kiryat Arba’s 40th anniversary.

The fields and vineyards are in excellent condition, clean, plowed – a wonderful sight..


All checkpoints are quiet, few go through and there are no delays. The wall along the road up to Tel Rumeida is completely covered with stridently-colored graffiti of boastful slogans I didn’t have time to write down.

Yehuda, from Breaking the Silence, provides a detailed explanation to a group of American tourists at ‘Abed’s shop.

We stopped on the way to Az’am’s metal shop to talk with Abu Rami, from the carpentry shop.  We failed to agree about the political situation.  Az’am filled the order for tables that our guest gave him – more Israeli support for the local economy.