'Awarta, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Wed 17.6.09, Afternoon
A group of soldiers is standing and talking at the checkpoint on the road to Ramallah.
They are paying no attention to the vehicles going past them.
There is no one at the checkpoint on the road to Nablus. Only one or two cars are seen going in any direction.
The CP is very quiet. A thin stream of students is coming from Nablus.
We spoke with some of them who are going to summer courses now.
This is the reason that there are many fewer students. At the vehicle checkpoint the vehicles are going into the city without any checking, except for one car with an Israeli license plate that was turned back.
The driver was told to park and take a taxi into the city.
The vehicles coming out of the city were checked very cursorily. No one was stopped.
There was nothing to see at Awarta.
(We did not go to Beit Furik. Both I and Mika are fairly new to this course - maslul dromi.
We followed what was written on the page sent by Nava M., where Beit Furik does not appear.
If this is a mistake it should be corrected.)