'Awarta, Beit Furik, Eliyahu Crossing, Huwwara, Jit, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 21.4.11, Afternoon
Hanna K. translator
Closure owing to the Passover feast.
On the radio it was announced that many guests had arrived to stay overnight at the Itamar settlement and that today many Passover celebrations (the blessing of the Kohanim) with many participants, take place in Hebron and in Alon Moreh too.
AT the entrance to Itamar we noticed that they had created a new settlement.
There was much traffic of military vehicles.
13:50 Eliyahu Passage – a police CP forces us to execute a slalom at the passage.
14:10 Jit Junction – we didn't see any army. When driving up to the Gilad ranch, on the right, a delineation for lightening posts along the road is being prepared.
Settlers, probably from Yitzhar, on a tractor, are travelling on the mountainside, near Road No. 60 and the Burin junction.
14:20 Huwwara CP – two soldiers walk leisurely to the barrier, where a truck is parked. We didn't see any soldiers in the checking posts.
A group of soldiers rests near the trees of DCO Huwwara, near the Madison route.
Near the entrance to the Itamar settlement there are private cars parked. Beyond the road, in the northerly direction there is a tent and sheds of the settlers; they walk around the area – men women and children.
14:30 Beit Furik CP - We didn't see any soldiers.
We passed through Awarta – we were told that some of those who were taken for questioning had not yet returned.
15:15 Za'tara/Tapuach CP – there is a load of vehicles before the barrier. At the barrier there are military policemen who sit on a rock and talk. The Palestinians in the vehicles do not know whether to drive on or to stop.