Beit Furik, Hamra (Beqaot), Huwwara, Ma'ale Efrayim, Salfit Checkpoint, Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah), Sat 26.5.12, Morning

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Ruthi R. and Natalie K. (reporting)

Translator: Hanna K.


10:00 Samaria crossing there is no queue.

10:10 Salfit CP –a single soldier stands at the entrance to Ariel and opens the gate. He opens the gate when cars ask to enter Salfit. During our stay at the CP two cars entered.

10:20 -A command-car is at the entrance of Kif'l Hareth.


10:30 Za'tara/Tapuahintersection – A bus stops at the CP and a border policeman checks the ID cards of the passengers. Five minutes later the bus goes on its way.

A soldier and his friend inquire as to our identity, check our papers and a few minutes later enable us too to continue to Huwwara.


11:45 Huwwara – The CP is empty. We saw a military jeep driving to Beit Furik.


11:50 Beit Furik –it is empty.


12:05 Za'tara/Tapuach intersection – there are two border policemen at the CP.


12:20 Ma'ale Ephraim – it is empty.


12:40 Hamra/Beqaot – there are four soldiers at the CP. There are four cars in the queue. There almost is no traffic. The checking is quick, both for pedestrians and for cars.


13:10 Ma'ale Ephraim –it is empty.


13:25 Za'tara/Tapuah intersection – The border policemen left. The CP is empty.


13:45 Samaria Passage – there are a few cars in the queue at the entrance to Israel.