'Anabta, 'Azzun, Deir Sharaf, Wed 22.4.09, Morning
8:20 Deir Sharaf (barrels).
Constant vehicular traffic, many trucks, but since they go through relatively quickly, long lines don’t form. Israeli trucks are detained and soldiers check them against a list whose significance we weren’t able to determine. The soldiers are hostile, and the checkpoint commander won’t answer questions about it. Every time a truck is detained, a line of 8-10 cars forms briefly.
We returned via Jit junction. Passage is free, and only the concrete cubes indicate there was once a checkpoint here.
The entrance to the village is blocked with a large mound of earth.
We stopped in Qalqilya for a few minutes (for the guest’s sake): the checkpoint is alive and well, but cars aren’t being delayed.