'Awarta, 'Izbet alTabib, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Huwwara, Jama'in, Madama

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Nina R., Fathia (reporting); Translator: Ayala S.

!3:40: Habla - no problems

Izbat Tabib: soldiers around the approach to the village.

15:00: Burin, a soldier at the guardpost across from the school

15:20: Beit Furik, soldiers at the guardpost and at the tower. People were complaining that the daily presence of soldiers was disturbing.

Huwwara: Military presence at all the busstops and the nearby 'betoniyada". Soldiers walking on the main road. Soldiers at the post across from the entrance to Beita.

The same at Za'atara and Jama'in - army vehicles and many soldiers at the entrance to the village. Same at the crossroad of Meskha - soldiers at all the busstops.


The newspaper El-Ittihad, 17.2, reported that on  Tuesday,16.2, "there were clashes between the army and youths from Balata, near Huwwara. Dozens of military vehicles had entered Shekhem

 and encircled the Tomb of Joseph, and some of the soldiers mounted neighboring  roofs. At the Awarta crossroad many settlers' vehicles - accompanied by the military - set out for Joseph's Tomb. The soldiers had directed smoke bombs and rubber bullets at the Palestinians."