Hebron, Tue 21.8.12, Afternoon

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Natanya G, Yehudit K and M at the wheel
We left Beersheva at 14.15 and travelled without surprises to Hebron, where there were also no surprises. Near the Pharmacy Checkpoint there was  a huge armoured police vehicle but apparently this was only a cigarette break for a grumpy and uncommunicative policeman.
Some TIPH observers nearby told us this was a not infrequent phenomenon.  We visited the Jaber family whose home is next to the gas station at K/ Arba and who have suffered in the past from both the Civil Administrationinfo-icon and settlers.Things seem to have improved for them.   Now they hope to be connected to the water system of Hebron Municipality, which buys water from Israel's Mekorot Company.  The house looked better cared for and a new building is being built close to the original structure. They are hoping to get a permit for a fence that will keep settlers out, since the houses of K. Arba are built right up to the wall surrounding their property.We will keep in touch with them.  


...Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world..

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and every where

The ceremony of innocence is drowned.

The best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity...

From Second Coming  W B Yeats