'Awarta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Wed 24.6.09, Morning

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Edna K., and Naomi L. (reporting)

Translation:  Suzanne O.


Azun Atma

6:45 a.m. 

There are very few crossing in either direction; we are told that the traffic was heavier earlier, with many workers waiting for contractors.

The entrance to Marda is open, at Zeita it is closed as usual.



7:15 a.m. 

From the north two lanes are open, cars cross with no inspection, there is no queue.

5 - 6 soldiers seem to be unemployed


7:45 a.m. 

At the entrance to Huwwara village we perceive a Border Police jeep crawling along with a very long queue of Palestinian cars behind it, a kind of crawling 'jam', for what purpose?

8:00 a.m.

There are just a few taxis in the car park.  In conversation with the drivers we hear that life is easier at most of the roadblocks.

The pedestrian crossing is empty.  There are just a few cars in the car lane which are given a cursory, quick inspection.


8:30 a.m. 

There are just a few cars which all cross without inspection.  In conversation with the drivers we hear again about the easing at the roadblocks.

8:45 a.m.

We leave.