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

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Observing & reporting: Shosh D., Na'avah E., Translator: Natanya G.

The checkpoints routine


6.30 Azzun 'Atma. There was a longer line than we have been used to see lately and it is not clear why because the soldiers (still gunners) are not prepared to talk to us. We met our two friends, Hanna and Nura who had arrived half an hour before. They also had no explanation for the length of the line. Maybe because the workers were checked more carefully than usual. Each worker had to empty his pockets and take off his belt. Luckily they did not ask them to take off their work boots.

We entered the road of the agricultural passage and went to the place of the watchtower which had disappeared.


The Shomron crossing.

There are not police at the exit from Israel.


Za’tara/Tapuach:The checkpoint is not manned. A soldier is in the tower.

In the village of Huwwara are two army cars waiting at the side of the road.


Yitzhar/Burin CP.There is no army presence.


7.30 Awarta.The yellow bar blocks the passage.


7.50 Beit Furik.The checkpoint is not manned.


7.50 Huwwara.The checkpoint is not manned and the parking lot if empty.

There is a soldier at the ascent to Bracha settlement.


8.05 Za’tara/Tapuach. Not manned.


The Shomron crossing.  The traffic flows. This time we seemed to be suspicious objects to the searcher. We were asked to open the baggage compartment and show IDs.