'Awarta, Beit Furik, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 16.4.09, Morning

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Edna K., and Rachel A-T. (reporting)

Ryan, a visitor from South Africa, joined us.

Translation:  Suzanne O.

The roadblocks are almost clear.  It is Mimouna and the territories are still closed.


Sha'ar Shomron

6:35 a.m. 

There is a police car.

6:50 a.m. 

At Marda the gate is open; at Zeita it is closed.



7:00 a.m. 

There are no queues of vehicles from any direction.  The inspections are random and few.  While we were there a taxi was detained but released after 2 minutes.

At the entrance to Beita there is a Military Police jeep but no cars were detained.



7:20 a.m. 

There are about 10 people in the queue.  2 lanes are open and the crossing takes a few minutes.  There are a few small stalls in the car park.

There are 7 - 8 cars in the queue.  2 lanes are open.

Beit Furik


All cars to Nablus are checked. ID



8:50 a.m. 

There are no cars and there is almost no inspection.  When we talk to the soldiers the roadblock stops and immediately there is a build up of 6 - 7 cars.  When we left cars were crossing with no inspection.