Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), יום ג' 5.10.10, אחה"צ
We went by way of A Tur and the Olive Terminal. The Olive Terminal was, as usual at this time in the afternoon (about 2:00 p.m.), almost deserted.
Azariah continues to bustle and develop. The once neglected, potholed main road is now four lanes with an esplanade (planted with trees and flowers) in the middle, refurbished buildings along the sides of the road, traffic signs, and signs of development and pride.
En route to Wadi Nar, we saw signs pointing toward Qedar South. Could it be that there will be more building there as well as in the "mother colony"?
When we arrived at Wadi Nar, at about 2:45, there was a huge back up of vehicles such as we hadn't seen in months. Obviously, there had just been a change of personnel during which traffic was stopped, because within minutes, all vehicles were passed through without delay and without more than a brief glance (if that). For the first time in a long time, we saw some workers discharged. (Perhaps this is because the freeze is formally over and Palestinians are again being employed).
As has been the case for months, the shift at Wadi Nar is quite uneventful and seems to be perfunctory at best.