Hebron, Sansana (Meitar Crossing)

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Observers: 
Leah; Translator: Natanya
Aug-20-2020
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Morning

Road 60: At the east exit from the Meitar crossing in the direction of Shema onwards, accumulation of cars, and workers in glowing vests collect garbage in quantities into large bags. "Gate 11".(free pedestrian crossing) becames routine. 

Hebron: After the 160 bend, before we turn left at the Border Police checkpoint on the way to the Cave of the Patriarchs, we notice a large shade spread behind the checkpoint, part of the park connecting the cave complex and the large parking lot on the other side. The house which the settlers took over on the other side of the parking lot, officially known as the "House of the Patriarchs", teaches us that the expanding Jewish space is intended by its very creation for the existence of "expand the your tent" as the Prophet's article. Some Palestinian girls are seen crossing this space, carrying large containers of soup, which are distributed in the Al Ibrahimi Mosque, a symbol of the shrinking life of their people. Also on the other side of the above-expanding space, on a street now called "Hebron Valley", to the left of Rachel and Leah's house, near the soldiers' stand, is a checkpoint for vehicles. To the west  of the shop of Abed the area is closed to all cars.

Shuhada Street: West of Gross Square, after the checkpoint, is a Palestinian market in the Abu Snena neighborhood which is  closed to us.

At the entrance to Beit Hadassah, a group of soldiers + men in civilian clothes. M. Identifies a GSS jeep, and guesses that there is a visit by some senior figure. The current unit in the city: Nahal.

In front of the House of the Patriarchs, a group of about 30 men and women soldiers receive an explanation from an officer. According to the black visor caps it is clear that they are on a study tour on behalf of the army. As I approached, another officer came out to sniff out who I was. I said I'm not from Hebron, what is it exactly?

Are they going to serve in Hebron? No, he replied, they would serve in the military prosecutor's officer and the officer guiding them on the tour was also from the prosecutor's office. I heard only some of the things, legal explanations.  Why at  this time it is not legally possible to evict the settlers from this house. Apparently I am getting old and tired, because I did not shout after them what was stuck in my throat, that the best of our educated youth should  now learning how to train every creep of the occupation.

The axis of worshipers between Kiryat Arba and Hebron: Along the Palestinian houses on its southern side, a new fence, which creates space for Jewish worshipers and only for Jews to walk on Saturdays and holidays, while  the path for pedestrians to Palestinians is close to their homes. In front of each house, there is an opening in the fence for entry and exit on foot. There is nothing at all said about the family car. This is how the occupation works: not a week goes by without some creative innovation that burns the occupation in the mind again and again. There  is no routine to get used to because the occupier is the master of the dominant narrative and changes it at will

At the junction of Shuyukh Square, in the direction of Hebron, the gate is open, but for some reason 4 soldiers are standing next to the concrete blocks.