'Anata-Shu'afat, 'Awarta, Al-Ezariya, Container (Wadi Nar)

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Julia W., Rahel W. (reporting)



After an absence of some weeks, we returned to our usual tour.  In spite of Trump’s declaration about Jerusalem, we witnessed no changes at the sites we visited.  The Anata checkpoint remains a filthy mess with potentially toxic burning trash, and a grinding site spewing dust and dirt into the air.  Minimal traffic moving regularly.

No changes in the set up at the Isawiya crossings.

Azariah was a bit quieter than usual.  The road to Wadi Nar had dozens of abandoned tires along the way – perhaps to be burned at some later time in the course of demonstrations.  The large areas that were cleared for some future construction remain largely unchanged although some new walls appear to have been put up since our last visit.  The Bedouin are still hanging in. 

Traffic at Wadi Nar was sparse and moved without delay.