'Anata-Shu'afat, Al-Ezariya

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Julia W., Rahel W. (reporting)


 We went first to the road from Isawiya to Mount Scopus.  The road was blocked off but many people were going back and forth on foot.  There were three border police there but were not checking the people.  A good number of cars were parked near the exit.

We next went to the exit from Isawiya  which leads to French Hill.  There must have been a dozen border police and soldiers near the gas station.  Vehicles were able to get through although half the road was blocked with cement blocks.  At the time we were there, there was no back up of traffic.
There was a crush of traffic at Anata because children were getting out of school and there were many buses and vans.  Traffic went through the checkpoint without impediment.
On the road down to Al Ezariya, we noticed that the road leading from Isawiya to the Maaleh Adumim road was partially blocked so that only one vehicle could get through at a time.  However, vehicular traffic was possible.
Al Ezariya: 
There was no police or military presence at the entrance to Al Ezariya and daily life seemed to be happening without special incidents.