'Awarta, Beit Furik, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Fri 11.2.11, Afternoon
Translator: Charles K.
11:45 Huwwara checkpoint
Given the good news that the checkpoint was removed, we wanted to see for ourselves.
In the last month the checkpoint was sometimes not manned.
Today also – no soldiers on the road, but there are in the observation tower.
Traffic flows freely in all directions.
Settlers stand waiting for rides.
11:50 Awarta checkpoint
The checkpoint seems not to be operating, no soldiers and the crossing is closed by gate. We didn’t see whether there were soldiers in the pillbox.
11:55 Beit Furik checkpoint
As has been the case for a long time, the checkpoint is open and there are no soldiers on the road. Apparently there are soldiers in the pillbox.
An army jeep at the entrance to Yitamar.
A second jeep patrolling – we saw him a few times coming in the opposite direction.
12:25 Za’tara-Tapuach checkpoint
Many soldiers, no line of cars.
We continued toward the Jordan Valley.
200 meters from the Za’tara-Tapuach junction we saw two soldiers on the hill observing the road. Later on we saw a jeep on a different hill.
Two army jeeps at the entrance to Osarin.