Awarta, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Fri 25.7.08, Morning

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Nili F., Michal W., Ofra T. (reporting)

Translator:  Charles K.

The routine of occupation in a pastoral setting of sheep, donkeys, ripening figs, but...above every picturesque flock in the yellowing fields rise asbestos strongpoints or red-roofed settlements. 
To everyone's relief, a shift with no unusual incidents.

8:30  Shomron Gate,
As in the past weeks, police at the entrance today also.

8:40  Za'tara. 
A line of five cars coming from west to east.  They go through quickly. 
No cars from the direction of Nablus.

The Burin-Yitzhar checkpoints aren't manned, neither to the north nor to the east.

9:00  Beit Furik. 
Little traffic.  The soldiers are doing their jobs.

Awwarta - No cars.

9:30  Huwwara. 
A line of five cars waiting at the entrance to Nablus. 
They're dealt with quickly. 
Families with children going through; no line forms at the entry. 
The soldiers tell us to move over to the blue line, but not rudely.