‘The situation is much better now than in the past. We can see a major decrease [in terrorist activity]; today any Hamas member who does even a small action, we stop him. We have the ability now, when the terrorist is just beginning to collect weapons for an operation, to arrest him,” explains Capt. Eitan Dana-Picard, as he stands in the beating sun near the junction where Road 35 meets Road 60, north of Hebron.He puts up the wire mesh protector for the windshield on his army jeep, scratched and dinged from years of wear and tear. It strikes me, as we prepare to drive around the back of the Arab town of Halhoul, that the captain is well-armed for the adventure, an M-16 hanging over his chest and a sidearm tucked just beneath his army vest, three clips of ammo adorning the other side.Dana-Picard is taking us on a tour of Gush Etzion to provide a glimpse of the security enhancements in place since the June abduction and murder of the three Israeli teenagers.