'Awarta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Tue 28.4.09, Morning
Translation: Hanna K.
07:50 Azzun Atma:
Quiet. A few children talk with the soldiers and pass. They pass there every day.
They don't know anything about a closure. The soldiers say that everything is as usual.
It is quiet. The soldiers say that there is nothing special
There are few pedestrians leaving Nablus. There is no queue.
There are many entering Nablus. Many girl students. From time to time busses enter with students on a hike. They are happy and sing. The parking lot is sparsely filled. There is not market, no coffee and no beigels.
Many cars leave Nablus.They are meticulously checked.
The CP commander B. comes up to us to ask that we return to our area. He delays to talk to us a few moments politely. We ask about the market.
He answers that this is an explicit order from the brigade commander. The market is forbidden.
We ask where the coffee and beigel vendors are. He says "in the sewage pit".
I told them to go away and they returned. So they have to be taught a lesson.
Don't worry. They will come out soon.
Ten minutes later they did indeed come our and are already selling their merchandise. They explain to us that they are allowed to sell for an hour...
10:00 Za'tara/Tapuah junction: A few cars are waiting.