Beit Ummar, Sansana (Meitar Crossing), South Hebron Hills

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Hagit Back (reporting and photographing); Natanya Ginsburg (translating)

At Meitar Checkpoint as we passed through all was quiet. All the workers had already gone through. All the exits to Route 60 were empty of rolling checkpoints and there were almost no military vehicles. The day  was sunny and cold,
As the previous day I had  received a surprising phone call from Beit Ummar, we decided to go there Not before we checked that a new checkpoint is not being built under the northern hill of Kiryat Arba, between it and Giv'at HaMevaser (Hill 22). There  is nothing new there either. We contacted the grocery store and they promised to let us know when the building of the  checkpoint would begin.
Yesterday afternoon under the pillbox of Beit Umar young Palestinian children who are now on vacation from school were throwing stones. Three children were arrested there during the night and freed. Yesterday there were many more soldiers.
On the way to the Jaba checkpoint, we saw for the first time that an old and beautiful building had been confiscated in favor of an IDF base. 
We decided to continue to the Jaba checkpoint. In Hebrew it is called the Lamed Hey. The checkpoint is already privatized and few pass through it.
The land of checkpoints and occupation and the heart is cold.