'Anabta, Deir Sharaf, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Wed 2.3.11, Afternoon

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Sarah F., Chana K. (reporting)

Natanya translating.


14.50 Haris. We got the signature of a Palestinian on a power of attorney so as to get an entry permit into Israel. We went through Kifl Haris, Jinsafut and to Al Funduq


15.25 A rolling checkpoint at the entrance to the settlement of Yitzhar.


15.30 We visited the shop at Deir Sharaf. We were told that the road from Nablus to Tulkarm had been closed for 4 hours at Deir Sharaf/Haviot CP. The settlers of Gilad farm had rioted and the Palestinians……were in closureinfo-icon.


16.05 Anabta. The passage was in order


16.25 Irtah/Sha’ar Ephrayim. ABOUT 100 PEOPLE ON THEIR WAY TO WORK WERE CROWDED AT THE LOCKED GATE. One of us asked in a loud voice from those who are "sitting above” to open and we remarked that there was a long line of people waiting. How surprising that coincidentally the gate opened and many people went through in a hurry to get home. We did not photograph the pressure there. There was a sign saying that this was a ‘ security area” and it was forbidden to do so. It is better to remain silent about what happens at Sha’ar Ephrayim.