Approximately 200 residents of Negohot, a Jewish village in the southern Hevron hills, are protesting the IDF’s decision to close the road connecting their village to the nearby town Adoraim. The residents are forced to take a much longer route when leaving the village, and must travel for over an hour to reach the city of Kiryat Arba, in which the regional clinic, municipal services, and children’s schools are located.
A woman from Negohot was injured last week after she was refused access to Adoraim. The woman, in her sixth month of pregnancy, was on her way to the Kiryat Arba clinic due to early contractions and dizziness. She was detained at the Adoraim road checkpoint for half and hour and then turned away despite her medical condition. She crashed into a stone wall shortly afterwards and was rescued by emergency services personnel, who brought her to the emergency room of a Jerusalem hospital.