Hursa - business between settlers and Palestinians

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Smadar (reporting) and Muhammad. Editor: Miriam Balaban; Translator: NatanyaH

Meitar: the parking lot is busy on both sides of the crossing. In the parking lot on the Israeli side, two buses and a minibus. These are probably transports for families visiting the prisoners.
 Route 60: Havat Yehuda, in front of the Shima settlement, boasts a multi-dimensional flag.
We went to Hursa. We met Taufiq and two other residents. Tawfik lives near the checkpoint with the pillbox, on the road that leads to the Negohot settlements. We have been in contact with him since they opened the way for the traffic of Negohot settlers. This was done  several years ago (when the army set up the checkpoint and the pillbox). Tawfiq says that Hagai, the settler from the farm that was established without permission near Negohot (opposite the village of Fuqeiqis), set up with friends, in the land which belong to the Palestinians, a shed with places to sit and eat. He also tells about an event where Hagai came with his ATV and chased away children who were grazing the family herd. According to him, at every opportunity he makes trouble.
But, despite the suspicion and friction, the necessities of life are increasing, and there are also business connections between them, such as buying sheep from Hagai and selling feed for the sheep from Tawfiq's business.
We stood with Tawfiq in front of the pillbox, and he said sadly: This is the occupation. We are all suffering, and who knows when, if ever, it will end.

We continued to Fuqeiqis near Negohot. We visited the Jadallah family. Here, too, there are frictions with Hagai. Umm Muhammad (the mother of the extended family), says that a week ago that Hagai came with his herd right below their house. They threatened to call the police, and he left the area. Again, we heard the story of the sheep that disappeared (we had already heard it in previous shifts): two settlers from Negohot arrived on the family's territory, claiming that they were looking for a sheep that had disappeared. Umm Mohammad says she threatened to call the police. Soldiers arrived and ordered the settlers to leave. Since then, the settlers and the army have not returned. It is not clear whether there were several sheep incidents, or a single event that is the subject of repeated stories. Umm Muhammad says that they heard that there is an area belonging to the Ghanem family, which was fenced off by settlers from Negohot.

At Negohot, near the Jadallah family there is a house either  being built or expanded.