'Awarta, Beit Furik, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Mon 20.4.09, Morning

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Rina Z., Niva D. (reporting), Tamar and Debbie (guests)

Translator:  Charles K.

Marda is open; Zeita is closed.

At the entrance to Beita there were no soldiers, nor were there any on our way back.

6:55  Za'tara junction.

10 cars coming from Nablus waiting at the checkpoint, one inspection booth open.

2 buses coming from the direction of Ariel being inspected.

7:00 Another booth opens.

A third booth is open for VIP's and physicians.

7:15  Huwwara

32 vehicles on line, two inspection booths open.

7:30  Only one booth operating.

A group of pilgrims attempting to enter Nablus in a vehicle with an Israeli license plate are sent to the pedestrian crossing.

7:44  A third booth opens.  It takes an empty bus about 46 minutes to go through.  The passengers go through the pedestrian lane.

8:01  20 cars on line.

The pedestrian lane - 10 people on line, two booths open.  It takes 10 minutes for someone to go through.

8:52  10 cars on line, two booths open.

9:09  Awarta checkpoint.

3 vehicles on line.

9:28  10 vehicles on line.

9:17  Beit Furik

No lines at the checkpoint.