Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Tue 23.2.10, Afternoon

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Observers: 
Julia W., Rahel W. (reporting)
Feb-23-2010
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Afternoon
Uneventful shift.

No unusual events en route to Wadi Nar

When we arrived there at about 2:15, there was a vehicle carrying a bulldozer held up at the checkpoint, but that was released after about 20 minutes.  Otherwise, the light traffic moved very quickly and there were only minor delays.


 
On the return to Jerusalem, we stopped to observe what is happening at Qedar.  As previously noted, at least 25 new, large buildings have been quickly put up in the past 6 months. 

Earth moving equipment is still actively engaged there.  what appears to be sizeable basement areas for yet more construction have been completed since our last visit.  Some 30 more buildings!!!! are underway (during this time of "settlement freeze") and we can expect that within a year's time, Qedar will have nearly tripled in size.