The four of us walked up to Latifah. She had visits from her son, who also lives in Yanoun, and a grandchild from Jordan with wife and their little son, Samir. We were greeted with big smiles of welcome and served tea and coffee on their terrace. From this terrace we have a good view of the illegal settler outpost to the settlement of Itamar on the eastern hill of Yanoun.
Some background information -Settlement outposts are small settlements constructed throughout the West Bank since the mid 1990's in violation of Israeli law. As with all Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, the outposts are illegal also under international humanitarian law.
This day, as also the day before, there was much activity on the hilltop. A big truck carrying a caravan was slowly working its way up the (illegally made) road on the hillside. We watched through our binoculars and took several pictures. After a while the caravan was unloaded next to another one - and the settlers had expanded "their" territory with yet another building.
|Preparing the ground for a new caravan?|
|A truckload of caravan|
|Unloading the caravan|
|Itamar settlement from a distance|
|Itamar close up|