'Awarta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Huwwara, Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 15.8.13, Morning

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Observing and reporting: Esti A. and Nava E.

   Translator: Hanna K. 




We finally saw squills in bloom. Soon autumn will arrive, rain and perhaps also a kind of agreement between the parties.


06:25 Azzun Atma: There are a few workmen in the queue for the turnstile. Four computer posts are active and the Palestinians hardly have to wait at all. According to the "Nahshon" soldiers the queue disappeared since all the checking posts were opened. As a result tens of laborers are waiting for the transportations of the contractors.

At the fence gaps business is as usual.


Samariya/Shomron crossing: There is no police at the exit from Israel.


07:00 Za'tara/Tapuah: The border policemen interview a Palestinian who dared pass at the very important people's track. The checking post is empty. There is a heavy traffic of vehicles up the hill. It is evident that with the end of the Ramadan the activity begins earlier.


In the town of Huwwara the bakeries and falafel booths returned to their routine.


The Yitzhar/Burin CPs: There is no military activity.


07:30 Beit Furik: There is no military presence.


07:35 Awarta: The yellow arm blocks the passage.


07:40 Huwwara: The CP isn't manned. Lights are on in the area of the CP.


At the ascent to Beraha settlement there is a soldier. Opposite the hitch hikers station, on the tower, there is a soldier.


The Yitzhar/Burin CPs: there are no soldiers.


07:50 Za'tara/TapuahCP.: the posts aren't manned.


08:10 Samariya crossing: We neglected removing on time the signposts of the machsomwatchers. The girl who checked (with a settler woman headdress) asked to see the signpost. She was astonished to see the caption in Arabic which she didn't understand. She took our ID cards and sent us to the side for checking and questioning. The man who checked us was interested to know where we are from and where we were, checked the oil bottles and olives we bought in Beit Furik and ten minutes later returned the ID cards without further words.