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

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Esther w., Navah E. observing & reporting. Natanya translating.

The occupation's routine.

The checkpoints are not manned. There is building by the Palestinians in the villages and posters about new settlements.


06.25  Azzun Atma.  This time the queue is long and very full. The Kfir soldiers say that after the morning had opened with no problems two computers had broken down and now only two are working. There is consideration for those above 50 years of age and those who have special needs and they go through a side gate.  

A Palestinian who has been delayed smokes on the side. The soldier explains that he has no work permit and was too lazy to go to a faraway opening. He tried to pass through the fence which the soldiers could see.


The Shomron crossing. There are no police and the exit from Israel.


07.00 Za’tara/Tapuach. The border police are present but do not man the posts where the checking takes places. On the fences are notices inviting the settlers to a new settlement.  At the entrance to Huwwara is an army vehicle.

Checkpoint of Yitzhar/Burin. There is not military activity


07.30 Beit Furik.An unmanned watch tower.


07.40 Awarta.The yellow bar prevents passage.


07.45 Checkpoint of Huwwara.The watchtower is manned.


In the centre of the village soldiers stop a car to be checked.


08.00 Za’tara/Tapuach   The soldiers are still below the watchtower.


Shomron crossing.The traffic flows.