'Anabta, 'Azzun, Deir Sharaf, Habla, Jubara (Kafriat), Thu 7.10.10, Afternoon
The commander arrived and without questions or explanations opened the gate for us.
14.50 Gate 754 (the Childrens’ gate).
Few people passed. When we tried to go through to Sur and the surroundings the soldiers made a phone call to see if they should let us through and received a negative answer. We had to go around through Jubara.
Abu Hatam came to greet us and was disappointed that we do not smoke and that we had no cigarettes to offer him.
15.10 Izbat Shufa. We went through the Avne Khefetz (a settlement) to the checkpoint which divides the village of Izbat Shufa from the village of Shufa. People were waiting for a taxi to their destination. We tried to speak to the DCo but there was no answer even though the same morning there had been and it had been promised that they would deal with the opening of the gate at least during the period of the olive harvest. The matter has not been dealt with and it is worthwhile to check.
15.25 Anabta. There was no a single soldier at the checkpoint –it seems that all were in the sentry posts. The traffic flowed.
From there we went to Deir Sharaf. Life there seemed completely normal. We spoke to the grocery owner who said that all was well.
16.20 Azzun – the entrance is open.
16.45 Habla. We met Omer who asked us to deal with matters regarding work permits. At the checkpoint 40 people were waiting. They went in groups of 5.
17.15 We left