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

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Observers and reporting: Esti W. and Na'ava E., Translator: Hanna K.

Despite all the reports about tension, everything seems normal. There is a great presence of soldiers everywhere.


06:25 Azzun 'Atma: It seems that when the soldiers arrived in the morning at the CP they discovered that the generator stopped working. This did not interfere with the operation of the computors which are backed up by batteries, but it was impossible to open the turnstiles which monitors the passage.


All the workmen gathered behind the net gate which usually serves for the entry of vehicles or the return of workmen to the village.


The result _ pressure and pandemonium on one side of the gate. The soldiers couldn't open it as there was a terrible pressure of workmen who crushed each other. On the other side of the fence workmen of the Hanson plant and two women who couldn't return to the village, were waiting.


According to the soldiers they had informed the headman a long time ago about the generator but nothing moved.


With the help of one of the contractors who were waiting there the workmen were convinced to draw away from the gate and enabled the Hanson workmen and the women to pass among them. The soldiers continued to let group of ten pass to the computer posts, and very slowly the pressure decreased.


At the parking lot one of the contractors attacks us with screams. How do we dare come and interfere with the CP work, after all the terrorist acts of yesterday. He cursed us vehemently.


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


Near Zeita there is no CP.


07:00 Za'tara/Tapuah:There are Border Policemen on the eastern side of the road (on the way to Huwwara). At the parking lot a big group of women dog trainers gathers. Two of them stand on the side of the road coming up from Huwwara, without the dogs, and check the cars haphazardly. There is no serious disturbance of the traffic.


Near Beita there is a military car.


In the middle of the Huwwara town stands a military car.


Yitzhar/Burin:There is no military activity.


07:40 Beit Fourik: The CP Towers isn't manned.


07:45 Awarta: The yellow arm blocks the passage.


07:50 Huwwara CP: The CP tower is not manned. At the parking lot there is a big truck. Three soldiers guard the hitch-hiking station.


Za'tra/Tapuah:The girl soldiers still stand on the side of the road. At the parking lot there is a lively activity: four Palestinian cars are waiting to be checked. The drivers wait at a distance. This time, for a change, they were not asked to turn with their backs to the dogs who sniff their cars.


Shomron crossing: The traffic flows.