Jaba (Lil), Qalandiya, Sun 3.10.10, Afternoon

Observers: 
mermann, Dorit Hershkovitz (taking photos) and Tamar Fleishman (reporting); Guest: Golan; Translating: Ruth Fleishman
Oct-3-2010
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Afternoon
Seriously? Does this make us safer?

-"If he is from a M.G then he can't stand here!"
The security guard at the vehicle checkpoint made this statement while trying to send away our guest, Golan, who stood with us on the pavement near the inspection post.
When we asked him what he meant by M. G, he explained: "Oh, M. G stands for Minority Group".

-"If they, the settlers from "Adam" and from all the other settlements in the area, weren't here, we wouldn't be here either..."
That was the conclusion of the checkpoint commander at Jaba as to why the checkpoint and soldiers had been posted at that spot, on the road leading to Ramala.

-"Everything has a price in Palestine. The cheapest thing is human life"
Said a heartbroken friend whose father had pass away at a hospital in Nablus due to medical negligence.