On 6 February 2008, the Israeli military blocked the road near
At-Tuwani, using concrete slabs and earth mounds. The road provides
the only vehicle access for people in the South Hebron Hills to travel
to and from the city of Yatta, which serves as the economic hub for the
entire region. This Friday, 29 February, Palestinians in the South
Hebron Hills are planning a demonstration against the roadblock just
off Route 317.