Awarta, Beit Furik, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Sun 10.8.08, Morning

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Edna L., and Yael B. (reporting)

Translation:  Suzanne O.

Za'atra Junction

7:45 a.m. 

There are no cars from the west.

There are 6 cars from the direction of Nablus.

Beit Furik

8:05 a.m. 

There are two cars.

There is a trickle of pedestrians.

Awarta roadblock

8:15 a.m. 

There are 3 lorries at the entrance to Nablus.

Huwwara roadblock

8.30 a.m. 

There are lots of people under the awning (about 50 or more).

Three checkpoints are functioning.

From where we stand we saw a boy of about 13 - 14 sent back to Nablus.  According to the explanation of the DCO representative he was not permitted to cross because he had no identifying document and no photocopy of a parent's ID card.

We were informed that a ‘bingo' has been in the cell from 7:15 a.m. and that there is a long queue for taxis and buses at the exit from Nablus (which we are unable to see).

One of those crossing told us that he had spent an hour in the queue.

8:45 a.m.

The detainee is released and allowed to continue on his way (after an hour and a half in the cell).

Za'atra Junction

10:15 a.m. 

There are 23 cars in the queue from the direction of Nablus.