Beit Furik, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Tue 12.1.10, Morning

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Natalie and Elinor D. (reporting)

Translation:  Suzanne O.



7:51 a.m. 

There are dog handlers with dogs in the car park.  There are relatively few cars, about 9, at the crossing itself.  The traffic flows.


Beit Furiq

8:07 a.m. 

The roadblock is forlorn.



8:15 a.m. 

A car with no number plate is in the car park in which we normally park with Nadim.  The Palestinian driver tells Nadim that the vehicle is new, so it has no number plate, and this is the reason he has been held up.  The DCO commander is with him but in the end turns the issue over to the police because, according to him, he is not authorised to deal with it.

Vehicles are inspected randomly; held up for 10 - 15 minutes at most.