Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Habla Checkpoint (1393), Huwwara, Kifl Harith, Za'tara (Tapuah)

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

14:10 Habla: The gate is shut.

14:50 Kifl Harith: On Wednesday, 6/3, settlers arrived at the village in the morning hours and began bothering people, until the soldiers arrived and separated between them, although the soldiers are posted on the tower at the entrance to the village.

At Kifl Harith there are a few sites which are sacred to “Jews”: Nun tomb and Kalev ben Yefune tomb. The settlers from all the settlements gather at the entrance to the village at night, and in coordination with the municipality they enter, accompanied by soldiers. They come nearly every week but this time they entered without coordinating first, and there were confrontations between them and the villagers.

15:30 Za'tara: The CP was manned and at the post opposite the barrier there were six soldiers. They stopped a Palestinian vehicle, attacked it and performed checks.

16:00 Huwwara: The CP is manned.

16:15 Beit Furik: Empty.

16:30 Burin: The post near the school is manned. Opposite the entrance to Yitzhar the is a new military post, manned by 6 soldiers. The other post, on the Huwwara Yitzhar road, opposite the entrance to Madema is also manned.

16:40 Jit intersction. An enormous traffic jam because of a rolling CP.

16:55 Azzun: The gate is open and the soldiers are standing at the entrance.

Habla. The soldiers began closing at 17:05 instead of at 17:15. When we asked the soldiers why they are closing before the time a girl soldier replied: “This is not relevant. It is a military matter and we don’t answer to questions”.

Naturally the Palestinians who arrived were turned back.