'Awarta, Beit Furik, Deir Sharaf, Huwwara, Jit, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 22.4.10, Afternoon
No checking and car pass without waiting in line. Border police present at the crossroads.
14.00 The village of Huwwara. We stop at Nazan el Akar at the Baklava shop. He tells us that each day school buses returning from trips stop at his shop to buy from him. Then the border police appear with arms and drive the children, the women and the teachers from the shop. The reason is not clear. We phoned Z. at the DCO who knew about this and said that the buses stop on the road and cause problems for the traffic . That is the reason. Mazan says that the settlers go through on the road and that later in the evening this harassment stops.
Random checking of IDs and drivers. No dog trainer and this time we also are not bothered.
Awarta checkpoint. Trucks are not delayed.
Beit Furik. No soldiers to be seen and no delays.
The village of Awarta Hasan, the head of the village, cannot meet with us as he has a meeting in Nablus. We brought clothes to the owner of the shop at the entrance to the village. He has a son who each time is stopped as "bingo". Our advice from the previous visit has not helped so far.
At the crossroad of Jit no army presence.
Deir Sharaf/Chaviot. Has been moved from the west in the direction of the road of Shave Shomron. The red sign warns us about Area A. This also has been moved west almost to the crossroads? (A move of evacuation)? There is a jeep and soldiers but no checking.