'Azzun 'Atma, Haris, Jama'in, Kifl Harith, Qira, Za'tara (Tapuah), Zeta, Tue 9.10.12, Afternoon

Observers: 
Petahya, Tova (reporting), Nadim (driver) Translator: Charles K
Oct-9-2012
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Afternoon

 

13:30

We drove from Kafr Qassem toward Hars, through Kifl Hars, Qira and Zeita. We saw children and youths returning from school. Shops are closed, no traffic, the adults are at the olive harvest.

 

The road in Jama’in is crowded; much vehicle and pedestrian traffic in Einabous and Huwwara, shops open, the town is bustling

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15:30

 Three soldiers at the Huwwara checkpoint warn us that it’s a dangerous area. They occasionally stop and inspect vehicles coming from Nablus.

 

Za’tara-Tapuach junction. The positions are unmanned. A soldier stands on the road, guarding the settlers’ hitchhiking station.

16:00

 Shomron crossing. Many laborers at the Azzun Atma checkpoint returning from work, going through inspection. The gate is open until 19:00. One soldier stands at the entrance. People cross in an organized way.