'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Jit, Jubara (Kafriat), Qalqiliya, Mon 30.6.08, Morning

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Observers: Rony S., Frances T. (reporting)


  06:30  Shaar Efraim

There are about 10 cars in line and a small number of Palestinian labourers.  No unusual activity.


There is no line of vehicles entering.We see a line of 16 cars waiting to exit.  There are brief checks of cars, random checks of the car boot/trunk, cars with Israeli license plates.e depart at 06.50 with a long line of cars behind us despite short checks. 

07:20 S
hvut Ami. 

The place looks empty but opposite, on the other side of the road is a "campsite" with a sign "PIZZA" written on it.  We see kids, tents and food containers scattered around.

07:25  it junction is not manned. 

08:50  Anabta

Both main entrances to Ramin (above checkpost) are blocked.  The only entrance is via the checkpost and a very circuitous route.
The checkpost itself is quiet and very little traffic.We have a friendly discussion with the soldiers and leave at 09.50 

10:15 Ar-Ras

The junction is quiet with very little traffic.  As usual, it is extremely hot.  A friendly talk with 2 of the reserve soldiers develops and they are curious to learn about the organization.