'Awarta, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 1.9.11, Afternoon

Tamar H., Aliyah S. reporting


15:10 Za'tara: The Junction was open and the traffic was flowing freely from all directions. There were soldiers on guard only in the towers.

Huwarra (the town): It was the third day of Eid al-Fiter. Many shops and businesses were closed, but some were open. The falafel places werecrowded.

Awarta:Most of the shops and workshops in Awarta were closed. At one workshop we spoke with a young man who told us that 15 men from the village were still being held by the army since March when the murders in Itamar took place; even though the supposed "murderers"from Awarta had been found"

The army doesn't bother the village anymore; once in a while an army vehicle will drive through the village.

 At the exit from the village an army jeep was parked at the side of the road. The soldiers seemed to be busy with their own affairs, and paid

 no attention to any passing car.

 Huwwara Checkpoint:  The old checkpoint was completely open. We saw a lone soldier in the tower by the old hitchhiking post.

Nadim delivered a computer to a Palestinian family as a favor for Yehudit L.