Beit Furik, Eliyahu Crossing, Habla, Huwwara, Jit, Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah), Sat 10.9.11, Morning

Observers: 
Ruthie R. Natalie C. (reporting)
Sep-10-2011
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Morning

Natanya translating.

 

10.30 Habla, agricultural gate #1393.   The gate is closed. A Palestinian meets us who speaks good Hebrew and tells us of his love for his land and his crops

10.35 Eliyahu crossing. A Palestinian with his a cart and horse is waiting to cross and besides from him there are no others.

We went through Azzun, Jayyus, Kafr Jammal. Falamiya. Again through Kafr Jammal  and Kafr Tsur. We did not go beyond the Kafriat/Te'enim crossing, and decided to get to know the surrounding villages. We went through Kur, Hajja and stopped at the vegetable shop and a grocery shop Hajja seems to us as developed village…relatively many shops. The residents very pleasant and greet us.  We got to  Al Funduq and route 55.

13.00 Jit junctionis open. Many cars in the direction of Sara. We go on to Madama and Huwwara.

13.15 Checkpoint of Huwwara.There are no soldiers and no one in the sentry towers. There is much traffic.

Beit Furik.  Here too the checkpoint and sentry towers are empty of soldiers.

14.10 Za’tara/Tapuach junction. There are no soldiers at the checkpoint. On the road in the direction of the entrance to Tapuach settlement  there is a jeep and 4 border police.

14.25 The Shomron crossing. Little traffic. The entrance to Israel is swift.