Deir Sharaf, Habla, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Jubara (Kafriat), Wed 27.4.11, Afternoon
Translator: Suzanne O.
Habla gate #1393
The gate is open. On the left stands the commander with a rifle at the ready. It is very hot. Four people are in the queue. A fifth joins them and then they all cross.
We went into a poorly stocked grocery shop in Kosin. On the floor is a mattress which is, apparently, used by the owners. According to them the army patrols the town during the night.
Deir Sharaf roadblock
Ten cars are in the queue.
16:00 Near Jubara we met the Palestinian who signed the power of attorney. We were watched from above.
Deir Sharaf – roadblock
There are two endless convoys opposite each other. Some 50 cars on the right and about 50 on the left. They have a long wait. The soldiers make prolonged inspections.
They cross freely from Israel. However, there were two detainees on the way to Israel.