'Anabta, 'Awarta, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Deir Sharaf, Huwwara, Jit, Za'tara (Tapuah), Wed 3.2.10, Morning
Translation: Suzanne O.
There is a short queue of 10 - 12 cars in just one queue. The crossing is quick.
A military jeep is parked opposite the village. There are no cars or people detained.
Those entering are not inspected, only those leaving.
A yellow car is detained for inspection; people are kept standing around for 5 minutes and the inspection is over.
The other cars in the queue, about 7 in number, also cross quickly - the time it takes for a car from the moment it arrives from Nablus to the end of the queue at 8:06 a.m. until it leaves the queue at 8:08 a.m., is 2 minutes.
(Today appears to be a good day...)
There are military jeeps at Jit Junction, Yitzhar Junction and also at the Gilad Farm.
There are no soldiers to be seen. They are sleeping in the pill box apparently. Cars cross with no problems at all.
A lorry is detained. We approached the driver - he said that he took a short cut from Huwwara on the apartheid road to Awarta. Not a minute after we spoke to the driver a soldier came to return his papers and sent the lorry on his way.
On our way to the Barrel roadblock - there is a jeep opposite Yitzhar.
The Barrel roadblock
No roadblock, no nothing. Cars pass on their way to and from Nablus.
There are taxis at the side of the road, waiting for passengers.
There are no soldiers at all at the roadblock.
The occupation has not eased, it has just moved to places that are further away from the main roads...