'Azzun 'Atma, Thu 7.1.10, Afternoon
16:30At this hour the workers are returning home from their day's work. Most of the workers work in Israel or in the nearby settlements. When we arrived, there was a long line but it quickly dissolved. There were 2 inspection lines. The workers showed their IDs; next to the soldier doing the inspection there was another soldier with his weapon aimed toward the line. A photo is attached. Some confusion was caused by our presence. An officer arrived in a jeep and claimed that we were disrupting the traffic (while he himself had parked his jeep in the middle of the checkpoint and totally blocked it); he also claimed that the area was a closed military zone. We asked him to show us the written command from the General. There wasn't any. He called the police. We waited in vain. The police never arrived.