Beit Ummar

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Muhammad and Hagit (reporting); Translator: Natanya

We reached Al Arrub on Route 60.

A. from the grocery store opposite the pillbox tells us that the army always comes down from the pillbox with four or five armed soldiers to check all the pedestrians. The local children sometimes organize themselves and throw stones and then the soldiers chase the children and use tear gas. The gas goes into the houses which are close to the road and his shop. He says that this is no way to live and does not want to be photographed.

We tried to get to Beit Ummar in order to continue the relationship established with the women there when MachsomWatch took people of the village to the sea.   It turned out that the timing was bad because there are two funerals being held due to a blood feud between two families. This time the army is not responsible. But people are very angry and are in deep mourning.

In a telephone conversation with P., a woman with whom we have contact, she tell us that every day on her way to work in Hebron in the Al Jura neighbourhood, she encounters soldiers at the exit  from  Beit Ummar. The passengers are forced to get out of the taxi and are then checked one by one. This requires her to leave the house much earlier.

There is nothing new.

There are no photos because they did not agree to be photographed.a