'Awarta, Beit Furik, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Sun 5.4.09, Morning

Edna L., Ditza Y. (reporting)

Translator:  Charles K.

8:15  Za'tara.  About 5 cars from the west, 6 from the north.

8:35  Beit Furik. 
From time to time a car shows up on the way to Nablus.  The soldiers - paratroopers - check the vehicles.  Our question - why are they checking all of a sudden - get the answer you might expect: 
The orders today are to inspect.  We should note, though, that the inspections are fast and superficial. 
We stop at Abu Salah's in Beit Furik, who had the "café" at the checkpoint.  He's waiting for a permit to work in Israel.

9:20  Awarta.  The checkpoint is empty.

9:30  Huwwara.  Many pedestrians entering Nablus.  About 7 people at the turnstile leaving Nablus. 
6 cars on line from Nablus.  2 inspection lanes; inspection is fast.

9:50  We left the checkpoint.