'Awarta, Beit Furik, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Mon 20.4.09, Morning
Translator: Charles K.
Marda is open; Zeita is closed.
At the entrance to Beita there were no soldiers, nor were there any on our way back.
6:55 Za'tara junction.
10 cars coming from Nablus waiting at the checkpoint, one inspection booth open.
2 buses coming from the direction of Ariel being inspected.
7:00 Another booth opens.
A third booth is open for VIP's and physicians.
32 vehicles on line, two inspection booths open.
7:30 Only one booth operating.
A group of pilgrims attempting to enter Nablus in a vehicle with an Israeli license plate are sent to the pedestrian crossing.
7:44 A third booth opens. It takes an empty bus about 46 minutes to go through. The passengers go through the pedestrian lane.
8:01 20 cars on line.
The pedestrian lane - 10 people on line, two booths open. It takes 10 minutes for someone to go through.
8:52 10 cars on line, two booths open.
9:09 Awarta checkpoint.
3 vehicles on line.
9:28 10 vehicles on line.
9:17 Beit Furik
No lines at the checkpoint.