'Azzun 'Atma, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Wed 7.10.09, Morning

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Moriah P., Eleanor and Tom K. (reporting)

Translation:  Suzanne O.


Azon Atma

7:40 a.m. 

The workers have already left, there are just a few people crossing.


Tapuach Junction

8:05 a.m. 

There are 4 cars in the queue, the roadblock is quite free.



8:20 a.m. 

Empty, the soldiers try to stop us from standing in the empty car park.  We look at the preparations for the new roadblock and it makes us think of fabricated jobs for contractors.  A dog handler inspects a vehicle; it takes a long time - 12 minutes.  We approach to see what is going on and they threaten to call the police.  The dog of course is not muzzled.

8:35 a.m.

A vehicle is held up at the exit from Nablus, identity cards are taken away, within 2 minutes they are released.

8:50 a.m. 

There are 8 cars queuing at Za'atra and a van is held up for an inspection by the sniffer dog.