'Anabta, Jit, Qalqiliya, Thu 31.1.08, Morning

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Nina S., Esthy W. (reporting)

7.00 Qalqiliya
There are 10 cars waiting to leave town. Passage is slow and within 5 minutes the line grew to 12 cars. Checking is very strict.

7.40 – Jit Junction is unmanned, but the house between Al Funduq to Qedumim seems occupied by settlers. This was our deduction having seen a settler girl, standing on the road below the house, trying to catch a lift.

9.45 Anabta
The cabs have been told to stand even further away from the CP opposite the Enav junction. For pedestrians it means a long haul to get to the cabs. While we were talking to the cab drivers a military Hummer sped down the road, on the opposite side of the white line, in the middle of the road while overtaking the cars waiting to turn at the junction. We did not succeed in getting his number.
Upon arrival at the CP there were no lines of cars. A dog trainer with dog was present
A few moments later the soldiers decided to check a car with the dog. This was done in the middle of the road, which stopped other cars getting across and a line of 25 cars developed. The CP commander explained that a car may not be placed at the side of the road for the checkup. This seemed strange as minutes later he decided to detain a car and told the driver to park it on the side of the road. Checking was slow and the number of cars in line grew to 30. The CP commander said they have warning of a terrorist. When we left at 10.30 the line was long a irksome.

Due to lack of time we did not visit Jubara.