Awarta, Beit Furik, Eliyahu Crossing, Habla, Huwwara, Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah), Tue 5.10.10, Afternoon

Observers: 
Karin L., Ruslana L., Alice Mishkin (a student guest from England), Shoshi A. (reporting) Translator: Charles K
05/10/2010
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Afternoon

 

 Meeting with Mu’in, denied a permit by the GSS
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14:00 Habla. The gatesinfo-icon are open, a few Palestinians crossing back to the village
14:15 The gates close and we leave.
 
14:30 Eliyahu gate. Light traffic in both directions.
 
15:10
Tapuach junction. People leaving Nablus are selected randomly for inspection.
Much traffic in both directions.
15:30
Mu’in (denied a permit by the GSS) arrives, signs papers, kisses the banknotes
before giving them to us and Karin films him with a video camerainfo-icon, in Hebrew and in Arabic.
 
16:10
Huwwara. Traffic flows in both directions. No unusual events. Polite soldiers
come over to find out what we’re doing here.
16:30
Awarta merchandise checkpoint. Two soldiers at the checkpoint. No trucks.
16:40
Beit Furik checkpoint. A soldier in the tower observes the very sparse traffic.
We return via the Madison route toward Huwwara, and from there on Route 5.
17:20
Shomron gate. Traffic flows normally.