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, Kifl Harith, Kufr alDik, Za'tara (Tapuah), Tue 29.5.12, Morning
We began the tour at Kfar A-Diq. The village is very quiet and there is some activity in building new houses at the settlements which are being set up near the village on its lands.
We met the man responsible for the water at the village council who told us with joy that the water quota supplied to the village had been increased, thanks to Dalia's intervention.
At the Zaatara CP one again directs cars to the parking lot to be checked by dogs.
The process is as follows: Border Policemen stop the cars at the CP, take the ID cards from the drivers and direct them to the parking lot, order the drivers to leave the cars and while they are waiting in the sun, the cars' contents are taken out and put on the floor. Then the cars are checked by dogs and after the check the ID cards are returned to their owners. During our 15 minutes stay there four cars were taken for checking.
We continue to Kif El-Hares and Hares. Except for the pupils who are on holiday there was nothing exceptional. The women members of the club waited for us and we performed all the activities as usual.