'Azzun, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Habla, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah)

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Carol Cook and Fathiya (reporting); Translator: Hanna K.

14:00: Habla. There are not many people here. The gate closed at 14:15 after we had approached the DCO three weeks ago. The military vehicle, which is stationed every day near the plant nursery, is still stationed there, and two girl soldiers are sitting in it, watching the fence.

14:25: Azzun. At the entrance a military jeep is stationed. The locals tell us that every day, at 11:00 a.m., soldiers are standing at the gate and thoroughly check the vehicles which enter the village, thus creating an enormous traffic jam.

14:35 Jit intersection. The military tent is not there, but the post is manned.

14:50 Burin. The locals have almost finished the olive picking, but the crop is very bad. The settlers have managed to pick the olives wildly and have also broken branches and have caused much damage. All this has happened because the settlers, backed by the army, used to drive them away.

On Saturday, 27.10, settlers from Har Berakha descended on the houses on the outskirts of the village and broke windows and car windowpanes.

15:15 Huwwara: When we arrived at the CP there were two soldiers with drawn guns about 30 meters from the posts which were manned and there were checks of those who were entering Nablus. The two soldiers ran towards us and requested Identity cards. We argued with them and they then talked on the walkie talkie and within seconds a jeep arrived, soldiers descended from it and asked us to identify ourselves and to show them our ID cards which we did. They said we could stand there but not to approach the barrier.

15:45 Beit Furik. A military jeep was stationed at the barrier.

16:15 Za’tara: Manned.