Dura-Al Fawwar Junction, Hebron
In both directions it is quite crowded with vehicles, compared to our last visits there. Among other things, there are more military vehicles than usual.
It is refreshing to see the agriculture at the Dura al Fawwar intersection and the fresh vegetable stands there.
Cameras are being installed at the southern entrance to Hebron.
Also at the entrance to Hebron, near Goldstein's grave, military armored cars are parked. And on the roads in Hebron you also see military vehicles. There is a sense of something happening round Beit Hamerivah, the House of Contention - a gathering of soldiers, a police car and military vehicles.
Along the road of the Worshippers, it is quiet and clean, there is a renewal of Palestinian construction with the support of external parties (there are signs)
In quiet Hebron, Golani soldiers have been manning the area for a month and a half. We had a quiet conversation with them in which they talked about stones being thrown at them by the Palestinians, but they also told us about the settlers' children throwing stones on Saturdays, on their way to prayers.
The soldiers don't know anything about MachsomWatch. They don't talk about the issue, but they all repeated and quoted the same sentence "We are here to keep the peace and take care of all the populations living here". You can agree with that...
The main roads from the Cave of the Patriarchs through Shuhada Street are loaded with signs that reinforce the Jewish narrative. The era of quotations from the Bible is over, now they have moved on to the rabbis, the Zohar book and more. Indeed, we saw groups of religious visitors patrolling these paths. The signs are probably for them.