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...
'Einabus, Haris, Huwwara, Jama'in, Za'tara (Tapuah), Tue 20.3.12, Morning
Today there was little traffic on the roads, both main roads and within the villages. We didn't see any soldiers except for those on the observation towers.
At Jama'in the entrance is open, at Einabus we met our friend the owner of the second hand objects' shop. She welcomed us joyfully but we had no time to talk to her and promised that the next time we would linger more.
At Huwwara and Zaatara the CPs were open. At Hares there were less women today as there was another communal activity, a one-time exceptional event.