Eliyahu Crossing, Habla, Wed 11.5.11, Morning
11 May 2011
Translation: Suzanne O.
Habla agricultural gate no. 1393
The gate is open and there is a military Hummer jeep there with 3 soldiers. Labourers cross five at a time after being inspected. A tractor, one donkey and cart, one horse and cart and a pickup truck from the Alfideus Nursery, stacked high with plants, all cross.
In the direction of Jayus, at the Alfei Menasheh junction, there are two policemen directing the traffic to the settlement. A military jeep at the side of the road observes the road.
There are 10 people waiting to cross, the traffic of cars in the direction of Israel passes by Nebi Elias and Izbat Tabib on the internal road, the infrastructure for building the fence is ready.
The gate is open.
On the way to Falamiya a wide road is being laid beside the security road.
Is open. 6 soldiers staff the crossing and one is in the position. A pickup truck loaded up with crates crosses in the direction of the agricultural areas, a cart with plastic sacks on it is stopped by two soldiers who order the driver to unload the contents for inspection. He re-loads and crosses.
A car crosses in the direction of Jayus and the driver is inspected in the building at the side of which a jeep is parked.
We cross the village, all is quiet.
In the grocery shop we are shown a document from the UN regarding reparations for lands taken from the local inhabitants to build the dividing fence. The document contains details of land owners who inherited the land from their parents and their sister.
On the way back we cross through the open exit gate from Jayus. The lookout tower overlooks Azzun.