'Anabta, Deir Sharaf, Huwwara, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Jit, Jubara (Kafriat), Za'tara (Tapuah), Tue 2.2.10, Afternoon

Observers: 
Yehudit K., Bruria R. (reporting)
Feb-2-2010
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Afternoon

 Translator:  Charles K. 

Za’tara:  Traffic is slow – about 11 vehicles at the crossing.

 

Huwwara:  All the way from Za’tara to Huwwara we see many army vehicles on the road.  Vehicles entering Nablus are inspected randomly, especially large vehicles.  A bus with many passengers is detained more than 20 minutes, ID’s taken to be checked, and only when that’s finished is it allowed to continue.  Some of the cars leaving Nablus are stopped for inspection, which resulted in a long line at the exit which interfered with traffic coming in, creating a traffic jam and cars got stuck.

 

On the Burin road, Route 60 from Yitzhar to Huwwara, a new checkpoint has been erected before the junction, and cars going through are inspected.  On the way we saw a bulldozer that was probably going to put up a roadblock.  There was also an army jeep at Jit junction.

 

Deir Sharah/Barrels CP: 
It wasn’t manned, but before we left we saw a military vehicle let soldiers off at the checkpoing.

 

Anabta checkpoint:  Cars pass without inspection.

 

Jubara checkpoint: 
We arrived at 4:30 pm.  There were long lines of cars in both lanes.  In the line of those to whom the Law of Return does not apply – that is, Israeli Arabs – cars were very carefully inspected, but in the lane of those to whom the Law of Return does apply – Jews – there was also a delay and about a 20 minute wait.

 Irtah:  No inspection of those leaving Israel.    .