'Awarta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Huwwara, Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 27.10.11, Morning

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Esti V., Shosh D., and Nava A.

Translation:  Suzanne O.


Azzun Atma

6:30 a.m. 

The queue of labourers is not too long.  Reservists, who only got here yesterday, get those queuing through speedily.  A Military Policeman as well as two policewomen in the kiosks note down ID numbers.


Shomron Crossing

There is no civilian police presence at the exit from Israel.


The entrances to Marda and Zeita are open


Za'tara/Tapuach roadblock

There are soldiers in the checkpoints but no hindrance to the traffic.

There are few cars on the road. 


A military vehicle observes the entrance to Beita.


Burin/Yitzhar roadblocks

There is no military activity.


Beit Furic

7:35 a.m. 

There are no soldiers at the roadblock and the traffic flows unhindered.


There is a military vehicle at the entrance to the settlement of Itamar and the soldiers seem to be taking a nap.



The yellow barrier still blocks the traffic from crossing freely.


Huwwara roadblock

7:45 a.m. 

There are no soldiers, one soldier stands on the road up to the settlement of Bracha and another one is in the position opposite the hitch hikers' station.




8:00 a.m. 

A female soldier staffs the positions.  There is no interference with the traffic.


Shomron Crossing

At the entrance to Israel there is the usual superficial inspection.