Since 2001 we have observed dozens of army checkpoints on paved and unpaved roads in the West Bank, the Jordan Valley and along the Separation Fence; Civil Administration offices which grant permits to Palestinians; and military courts trying Palestinian prisoners. We stand at the checkpoints observing the behavior of soldiers and Palestinians without interfering, intervening only when soldiers behave offensively to Palestinians. Then we try to speak to the soldiers themselves or telephone...
Bruqin, Kufr alDik, Sun 1.4.12, Morning
Bruqin - Kafr ad Dik + lesson in womens' center
We left Rosh Ha'Ayin at 9:30 in the direction of Kfar ad Dik. A nice day, all is green and blooming, spring. The road was quiet and calm all the way. The villages through which we were travelling seemed to be empty. Children are at school, others at work or in the house. The shops are always closed at this hour.
In spite of the last minute notice, we found a subsitute teacher for the English lesson. Amira volunteered to come and teach English. There were about 8 women participating in two lessons. After the lesson, we took two of them home and they invited us for coffee. We met the family members, heard about their problems. The father has not been working for a long time. They do have 2 dunams of olive trees, where the wall is supposed to be built; they have already been notified that their plot of land is on the western side of the wall.
We went back and forth by way of Bruqin. Everything was quiet and calm. No army to be seen.