Getting to know the needs
Started the day with briefing from Hamed, the Human Rights Officer with the Office of the High Commissioner and Nassar who is also involved in advocating for communities in this area. He will let us know if they think there may be an issue e.g.a demolition and then we would need to go there.
Today we went to some small communities at the edge of Firing Zone 918. We called to arrange for tents and find out their water situation. The people always offer us tea and do not take ‘no’ for an answer.
We also went to a checkpoint which we monitor on Sunday mornings.
The team that we are replacing have been very good at ‘showing us the ropes’. When we return next week, it will just be the four of us.
Heading to Bethlehem tomorrow morning for a meeting. Then on to Jerusalem for 3 days