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

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Fathiya A.; Translator:  Charles K.

14:00  Habla.  Congestion, many vehicles, apparently because the gate was closing soon.

15:20  Wednesday afternoon settlers set fire to the fields south of the village.  During Ramadan they’d descend to the village and harass people during iftar, the break-fast meal.

Residents reported that every afternoon the soldiers set up a checkpoint at the western entrance to the village, next to the bridge, inspect documents and search vehicles.  They also set up a daily checkpoint at the entrance north of the bridge.

15:30  Burin.  The emplacement opposite the school is manned; two jeeps park beside it.  On Wednesday, settlers from Yizhar set fire to the trees near the settlement.

15:40  Huwwara.  They’re preparing to open the checkpoint.

15:45  Beit Furik.  Not yet manned.

16:15  Za’tara.  Manned in all directions.

When we reached the Ariel junction, where workers get off the buses, no one was there, and the area where vehicles await them was empty.  We thought it was because of the holiday, but when we reached Maskha junction we saw workers getting out of minibuses, and many vehicles waiting for them below, to the south.