'Anabta, Habla, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Jubara (Kafriat), Shave Shomron, Thu 3.10.13, Afternoon

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Yehudit Levin, (reporting, Photographs)

Translation: Bracha B.A.


Habla Checkpoint – There is traffic and cars are being checked by the soldiers. 


13:55 – The entrance to the village of Azun is open.

In the village of Dir Sharaf on the side of the road that once lead to the Beit Iba Checkpoint,  we now see coffee houses that we were told are open until late at night.


14:35 – Temporary roadblock checkpoint at Shavei Shomron.  Three soldiers and an army jeep are standing on both sides of the road.


17:00 – Anabta Checkpoint is not manned.


17:15 – Jobara Checkpoint – the soldiers ask where we were coming from.  Three cars on the side of the road are waiting to be issued tickets, evidently to help the national treasury.


17:22 – Irtah Checkpoint – Workers are returning home from a week's work in Israel.  People complain about the crossing conditions in the morning.  One of the workers reports that he arrives at the checkpoint at 04:00 AM but only comes out at 06:00 after being brought into the inspection rooms and being made to wait for a long time for no reason.