'Anabta, 'Awarta, Beit Furik, Huwwara, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Za'tara (Tapuah), Tue 19.1.10, Morning

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Natalie C., and Tom K. (reporting)

Translation: Suzanne O.



8:15 a.m. 

There are a lot of Border Police, 7 cars in the queue, 2 check points and no vehicles detained.

At the entrance to Beita a jeep is parked at the side of the road.


8:25 a.m. 

There are 10 cars queuing to leave Nablus.  2 cars are detained - a taxi and an ordinary vehicle.

The soldiers standing at the entrance to Nablus want to demonstrate their power and start to inspect the cars entering the moment we park in the area.


Beit Furiq

8:40 a.m. 




8:45 a.m. 


9:05 a.m.

There is a military jeep near the Gil'ad Farm - it would be interesting to know what is going on there...


The Barrel roadblock

9:10 a.m. 

There is a light jam because only one lane is open and cars have to cross each way in turn.  It has been like this for a few weeks now - this is the collective punishment (disguised as 'security') for the murder of a settler in the area.



9:15 a.m. 

Empty.  There are a few cars but no soldiers at the roadblock.  (Perhaps they are in the lookout post?)



9:30 a.m. 

Empty.  Apparently there are no prison visits today because there is no bus in the car park.