'Awarta, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 20.5.10, Morning

Esti W. and Na'ava E.

Translation: Hanna K.

Today too the day is one of a "good CP".

06:30 The Samaria gate eastwards is wide open and nobody checks.

The entrance to Marda is open, nothing new at the blockade to Zeita and Jamma'in.

06:50 Za'taraTapuah: there is no queue at the CP.

At the parking lot opposite Beita there is an army vehicle, not of the Border Police.

A group of soldiers enters the empty building – the last house at Huwwara.

BurinYitzhar: A Border Police vehicle is waiting on the border of the road coming down from Yitzhar.
07:20 Beit Furik: the soldiers have returned the barrier to its former place. There is only one lane open, and no cars are stopped. According to the soldiers there have been no problems lately with the Tomb of Joseph people.
07:25 Awarta: Here too there is a slight change in the location of the barrier, and it is nearer the farm house. At the new location the soldiers are able to check both the incoming and the outgoing persons, but they do not check.

07:40 Huwwara: At the abandoned parking lot some confiscated cars are still parked.

The traffic to the town and from it flows without problems. There aren't many cars in both directions. One may conclude that in Palestine too there is today a bridge day.
There wasn't any girl dog-trainer and no DCO and their absence wasn't felt.
We asked the CP commander about the soldiers we saw at Huwwara, and it transpired that the Border Police had left the town and went up to Yitzhar to "settle" there. The "Nahal" soldiers entered Huwwara in their stead.

BurinYitzhar: The police vehicle still waits.

Opposite Beita we entered into a conversation with the "Nahal" soldiers. Contrary to the border policemen in the past, those seemed relaxed. They had never heard about the MachsomWatch women, but appreciated out activities.

Za'taraTapuah: No queue has accumulated.

On the way home too there was no queue – as we said – a bridge day, Issru Hag - the day after Sahvuot.