Bruqin, Haris, Kifl Harith, Kufr alDik, Wed 14.12.11, Morning
Translation: Suzanne O.
We started the circuit at 9:30 a.m., and stopped at Haris by the car that was set on fire (see the attached photos) by settlers during the night. There were 3 people standing there looking very concerned and tense. They told us that the car belonged to a labourer from Kifl Haris who had been on his way to work the night shift at Brokin, had parked his car at Haris and, while he was at work, settlers set it alight. They reported that a fire engine had arrived from Salfit only after the car had completely burnt out. According to them, no one from the Israeli Security Forces came, in spite of the fact that not far away there is a watch tower, with cameras, from which the Israeli soldiers could have observed closely what was happening. The Israeli media also did not send anyone to report on the incident. On the wall beside the burnt out car is the well known logo: Price Tag. Now only the painful question remains: who will compensate the owner of the burnt out car???
We took a short drive around the almost deserted village. We didn't see a soul even by the local school.
The entrance from Road 5 was open. On the way we saw the burnt out mosque – the entrance to the mosque has been cleaned and somewhat repaired. We also saw the tractor and the car that had been set alight with the mosque and are left where they burned.
We arrived (a little late) at the women's club. Hagar and Tova gave the lessons they teach weekly – Tova teaches beading and Hagar teaches Yoga. This time Tova also distributed the money from the sale of the necklaces at the Cinematek and the women were very emotional and excited about it.
At about 1:00 p.m. we started for home.