'Awarta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Beit Furik, Habla, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 27.6.13, Afternoon

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Judith Levine: (report, photography)

Translatio Shelly K.


On Tuesday, it was reported that in Kfar Huwwara there was shooting at an Israeli bus.

a.     In Kfar Huwwara we saw a sizeable presence of army vehicles

b.     During the last few days, for limited periods, the checkpoints have been operating in Huwwara, Beit Furic and Beit Djan

14:00 Habla Checkpoint – The soldiers just closed the entry gate to the village. The gatesinfo-icon were opened 3 times daily for limited periods

14:15 Kfar Azon - From Sunday it will be possible to enter the village after the large rocks that blocked it are cleared – this was part of collective punishment on the village imposed by the IDF

14:40 – Huwwara Checkpoint – Soldiers are guarding the “Trampiada” at the entrance and exit of the Bracha settlement. At the Atzma checkpoints there are no soldiers

Two trailers with tanks on them come out of the DCO

14:45 – Beit Furic Checkpoint – Today the crossing is open; yesterday there were random checks

15:00 – Beit Djan Checkpoint – We were told that yesterday and two days ago (Tuesday and Wednesday) the IDF closed the checkpoint and prevented passage for about an hour and a half

15:10 – At the northern entrance to Kfar Huwwara an army jeep is parked. Inside the village we counted an additional 4 army vehicles of different types

15:30 – Za’atra/Tapuach Checkpoint – 2 army jeeps, one from Border Patrol, are parked in the parking lot. Soldiers are standing nearby. No checks.

The entire length of fence, from the direction of Za’atra up to Kifle Hares (the huge village that Ariel received), has been torn down. Only the fence posts remain and the area near the road has been cleaned.

Are they widening the road? Is there a budget for this?

16:00 Azun Atmey Checkpoint – Workers return home after a week’s work in the settlements. There is occasional crowding but it quickly passes.