'Anabta, Deir Sharaf, Huwwara, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Za'tara (Tapuah), Wed 10.3.10, Afternoon

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Sharon L., Ofra H. (reporting)

Translator:  Charles K.


15:20  Za’tara/Tapuach junction

A taxi is detained, its passengers have to get out.

22 cars on line.


16:30  Huwwara

Traffic flows, and almost no inspections.

A soldier demands that we stand on the other side of the booth standing at the entrance to the parking lot, saying that’s “always” been the rule.


16:30  Deir Sharaf/Barrels

A bus stands, flanked by military jeeps.  We wait, and after about 7 minutes one of the jeeps drives off, as does the bus.  The bus driver says that it was a “ routine” inspection.


16:50  Anabta

The checkpoint isn’t manned.


17:00  Irtah

People flow through; the light on the turnstile stays green.  No line.

We’re told that this morning went smoothly.