On the way to Susiya

Mount South Hebron Travel Blog

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the tour group
We exited the bus and more talks were given, translated into Arabic, translated into Hebrew, all the while being broadcast. I walked around, sometimes someone would translate for me, or someone  passed bread to me, and we mimed to each other if we couldn't communicate. Everyone was very pleasant, and then I saw Na'ama run off towards the buses. The I.D.F. arrived.

She took pictures of them while Yaaniv and another director spoke to the I.D.F. They were warning of the dangers of preceding on our tour. Though, someone quietly said to me that they were just trying to control our movement b/c they didn't like the media exposure of how the Palestinians lived.

Samira, a Saudi girl now living in Hebron, asked if I wanted to go inside the little building by the buses.
Tour bus and IDF truck in the background
She said it was too hot to listen to the same talk over and over hahaha.

As I didn't know what anyone was saying anyway, and we weren't leaving any time soon, I went in with her. I sat on a cot, she on a chair, telling me about her impressive family. Her sister was a nurse, her brothers all engineers or doctors, incredible! She had heard about the tour through her school. After a bit of talking, Na'ama came to get us, now we were off to Susiya!

I sat with Samilah, Samira, Dr. Yousef, his wife "Dreams," Yaaniv, and Greg the American Pre-Med Student who also lived in Brooklyn at some point, small world!

Dr. Yousef was the most gregarious and funny; he took out his cell phone to play Bryan Adam's song, "Everything I Do, I Do For You." We sang along til we got to Susiya.

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Transitory says:
True true
Posted on: Jun 07, 2009
Real_PeaceWarrior says:
Sounds like many other places we visit!
Posted on: Jun 07, 2009
Transitory says:
Yes :( The are all beautiful people, at least everyone I met, Palestinian, Jewish Israelis, Ethiopians, whoever I met was very kind...ALTHOUGH pushy on the lines, oy vey :)
Posted on: Jun 07, 2009
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the tour group
the tour group
Tour bus and IDF truck in the back…
Tour bus and IDF truck in the bac…
Tour group
Tour group
near Susiya
near Susiya
near Susiya
near Susiya
near Susiya, the Palestinian settl…
near Susiya, the Palestinian sett…
Mount South Hebron
photo by: Transitory