'Awarta, Beit Furik, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 23.4.09, Morning

Observers: 
Esti W., Nava E.
23/04/2009
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Morning

Translator:  Charles K.

7:10  At Shomron Gate going east, concrete cubes and police.


The entrance to Marda is open; Zeita is still blocked.

7:30  Za'tara/Tapuach junction -  No lines in any direction.


No Border Police opposite the entrance to Beita.


Burin/Yitzhar - no one is there.

7:45  Awarta -  A short line at the exit to the city.

7:55  Beit Furik - No inspection; the soldiers just look into each car.

8:09  Awarta -  A line, not very long.

8:10  Huwwara - 
A paratrooper stands in a small concrete structure at the entrance to the checkpoint area, like the British traffic policemen during the Mandate.

Two inspection lanes for cars, about 20 on line.  There's a binoculars but no dog handler. 
The paratroop officer and the DCO representative are welcoming.

There's no line at all for pedestrians, and everyone arriving goes through quickly. 
The MP officer is polite.  The turnstiles at the entrance to the city are crowded.

One can enjoy coffee and tea in the parking lot.

9:05  Za'tara - 
There's a line, but everything flows without any inspection.  The soldiers say the Palestinians don't dare go fast.  They've been programmed, and have gotten into the habit...

Zeita and Marda -  No change.