'Awarta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Huwwara, Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 14.2.13, Morning

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Observers and reporting: Esti A., and Na'ava A E.

 Translator: Hanna K.


A journey in the landscapes of Ruben and Guttman (Israelis painters) – if one ignores the army and the settlements


06:20 Azzun Atma: A calm CP. It seems the squadron became adjusted to its assignments and the soldiers are less tense. There is no long queue of waiting people. The soldiers allow the workmen to pass the turnstile and to approach the checking computers and thus the waiting time is shortened. A magnometer was installed and we returned to the well known sights of unfastened belts and emptying of the pockets. This adds another minute of delays on the way to the contractor's car.


SamariaPassage:  There is no police at the exit from Israel.


07:05 Za'tara/Tapuah: There are no soldiers at the checking posts. A group of border-policemen watches from the nearby hill.


Yitzhar/Burin CPs: A military jeep waits on the roadside.


07:25 Beit Furik: No soldiers.


The streets of the village teem with children on their way to school,  the girls going up the hill and the boys going down and all are of course in the middle of the road because nobody has heard here about sidewalks.


07:30 Awarta: The yellow arm still blocks the passage.


07:30 Huwwara:  The CP is not manned. On the road up to Beraha settlement there is a soldiers.


Yitzhar/Burin CPs:  The jeep went on its way.


08:00 Za'tara/Tapuah  not manned.


Samaria Passage: Very sparse traffic.