'Awarta, Beit Furik, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 16.4.09, Morning
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.
There is a police car.
At Marda the gate is open; at Zeita it is closed.
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.
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.
All cars to Nablus are checked. ID
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.