'Azzun 'Atma, Burin (Yitzhar), Eliyahu Crossing, Huwwara, Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 21.6.12, Morning

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Observers: Shosh Dagan, Esti Weingarten (reporting)

 Translator:  Charles K.


07:00  Azzun Atma.  About 40 people left at the exit from the village.  The gate is open for women so they don’t have to crowd in with the men.  Laborers leaving said it was a “good checkpoint.”


07:15  The agricultural gate is open, a few people next to it waiting for a contractor.


07:20  Shomron crossing.  No police at the entrance to the territories.  Long lines of vehicles waiting to enter Israel.


07:35  Marda and Zeita.  The entrances aren’t blocked.


07:40  Za’tara junction.  The checkpoint isn’t manned.


07:45  Burin/Yitzhar junction.  It isn’t blocked.


07:50  Huwwara.  The checkpoint isn’t manned.  A soldier observes from the tower, as does another at the statue of the bird at the plaza.  A soldier stands at the hitchhiking station to Bracha.


08:35  The entrance to the villageof Sara is open.  The road through Sara to Nablusisn’t blocked either.


09:00  Eliyahu crossing.  We were stopped for a careful inspection of our documents because they didn’t understand our connection with Nadim.  After a five-minute delay the curiosity of the security people was satisfied and they let us cross.