'Awarta, Beit Furik, Jit, Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 22.9.11, Afternoon

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Michal Bostok, Yehudit Levin (reporting and photographing)

Translator:  Charles K.


Significant days; the attempt to achieve UN recognition of a Palestinian state.

It’s moving to see occasionally a Palestinian flag flying over private homes. 

15:05  Shomron crossing – No police.  No congestion on either side. 

15:25  Za’tara checkpoint – Soldiers in the guard towers.  No soldiers in the inspection booths.

No congestion.

15:51  Massive military presence on the firing range next to the Huwwara DCO.  The firing range has been moved from its previous location (near the Huwwara checkpoint) – and it’s now right next to the entrance to the Huwwara DCO.

15:55  Beit Furik checkpoint – We saw no soldiers at the checkpoint.

16:35  Jit junction – Two soldiers, weapons drawn, check a Palestinian.

16:37  A little past the villageof Jitan army vehicle comes toward us.

 16:45  An army jeep parked opposite the entrance to Azzun.

We’re told:  Yesterday university and high school students marched in Azzun.  As they neared the main road the Palestinian police prevented them from continuing.  Israeli soldiers fired at them.  No one was injured.