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...
Haris, Huwwara, Kifl Harith, Za'tara (Tapuah), Tue 17.7.12, Morning
: Naomi Benzur, Yehudit Katz, Bruria Rosenwaks (reporting) Translator: Charles K.
We drove on Highway 5 toward Za’tara. Palestinian and Israeli trucks in the parking lot
transferred merchandise back-to-back. Cars are being inspected at the checkpoint and a
line of a few vehicles had formed. On our way back we saw that taxi passengers had to
get out for inspection.
Many shoppers in Huwwara, preparing for Ramadan. No military traffic, no inspections
at the checkpoint; cars drove through freely.
The women awaited us at Hars; we taught English to two groups and knitting to one.
At the end we all had a little party for Ramadan with candy we’d brought.
We arranged to come next week and see whether we could hold classes during Ramadan.