'Awarta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Huwwara, Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 2.6.11, Morning
Translation: Suzanne O.
Soldiers are on alert for settlers after the demolition of buildings in Alei Ayin.
6:35 a.m. There is a really short queue of labourers. It appears that the commander took charge of the situation and put an additional soldier with those taking down the ID card numbers of those leaving, as an aide to the two Border Police in the cube. He said that when there is less pressure they put the details into the computer. Well done to that young man.
There is civilian police at the exit from Israel and a shortish queue of settlers at the entrance.
The entrances to Marda and Zeita are open.
7:05 a.m. There are Border Police in the positions. The traffic flows without hindrance.
Border Police inspect cars on the road to Huwwara. On the opposite side, by the side of the road coming from Yitzhar, there are two military cars observing the traffic. Are they waiting for the "cost tag" people?
Unsurprisingly the yellow barrier still bars the crossing. We have still not received a reply to my letter on the matter from the Central Command spokesperson.
7:40 a.m. There is no IDF presence and the traffic flows unhindered.
7:45 a.m. The roadblock is deserted by soldiers. The lamp posts around the old roadblock and the new one are blazing as if it is the middle of the night. A soldier guards from his position opposite the hitchhiking station and another one is stationed on the road up to the settlement Bracha.
7:50 a.m. The jeep parked on the road to Hawwara has left but the soldiers waiting on the road from Yitzhar are still there.
8:00 a.m. There are no soldiers at all in the positions on the road and the traffic flows unhindered. At the side of the road leading to Binyamin (southwards) a group of Border Police chats to settlers.
The inspection at the entrance to Israel is superficial as usual.