'Azzun 'Atma, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 2.2.12, Afternoon
Huwwara roadblock, snap roadblock at the entrance to Kafr Borin, Azzun Atma 2 February 2012
Watchers: Michal B., Yehudit L. (reporting and filming)
Translation: Suzanne O.
A cold day.
Military vehicle presence.
A command car drives along on the opposite side of the road near the village Azzun.
2 command cars are parked beside two private cars, on the side of the road, before the village Al Punduk.
An armoured police vehicle is parked before the village Al Punduk.
Near the settlement of Gilad Farm a command car pulls up.
3 soldiers inspect a private car at the exit from Nablus. It causes a queue.
The soldiers see us, turn and come over to us, thus the queue which has built up dissipates.
One of the soldiers holds a baseball bat. He tells us we are not allowed to be here, and asks if we have a permit.
We ask if he has any type of order. The roadblock commander tries to hush the soldier.
The soldiers say that the baseball bat was in the Palestinian vehicle – they confiscated it therefore it is now in their possession.
At the top of the hill, south of the Bracha settlement, a change on the ground is visible. The reason for it and who created it is not clear.
As usual, on show on the roadblock fence, are banners by the settlers and their declarations.
Snap roadblock at the entrance to Borin village
There is a stop sign on the road and a command car on the left side of the road at the entrance to the village.
We didn't see any soldiers in the check posts.
We noticed new, high lamp posts from the direction of Za'tara towards Huwwara. It is not clear who they are for.
While we were there no queue built up. We were told that inspections of those entering now take place at two windows therefore the crossings are without the crowding which we have seen lately.