Falamiya, Jayyus, Jubara (Kafriat), Thu 10.11.11, Morning
Watchers: Nora R., Chana P. (reporting)
Translation: Suzanne O.
Agricultural Gate Jayyus
Because of a puncture in a tyre we skipped Habla and drove to the agricultural gate Jayyus. Carts, tractors and pedestrians come to the gate. They come for the olive picking which will last for another 7 days. At 7:30 a.m., the gate closed. (In fact there are two systems of gates…)
We continued to Jayyus village, to see Nayim and give him clothes for his wife's shop. There was nothing we could do; we had to enjoy breakfast with them.
A tractor is parked by the gate, full of olive plants and canisters of oil. Since the driver had no permit to take the plants to his grove, he was not allowed to cross. He said he is going to the DCO to get a permit.
We stopped on the way to talk with people and they told us that they had sacks of olives which they picked last week but had not received a permit to remove them from the area. They are trying to get a permit but they are rejected and sent back and forth.
At the gate we met a man with a tractor pulling a cart containing an ox. There was no permit for the ox! Therefore he was unable to cross. We phoned the DCO and they phoned the gate but the man claimed that it was too late and did not try to cross. He claimed that things are getting worse at the gate today, previously he had not been stopped. In addition each vehicle is inspected by a dog.
From here we returned home.