Beit Furik, Haris, Huwwara, Tue 11.12.12, Morning

Natalie Cohen, Naomi Bentzur Translator: Charles K.

09:00 We left from the Rosh Ha’Ayin train station.


09:30 We arrived in Hars. Naomi stayed to teach the women’s English class.

This subject of the lesson was the Nobel Prize, against the background of current events and the awarding of the Peace Prize to the European Union. They were very interested.


The circuit:

10:30 Huwwara. A few soldiers in the tower. A bus stop and hitchhiking station in the plaza next to the checkpoint, opposite the road to the Beracha settlement. An armed soldier guards the settlers. We’d already seen this on previous visits.


10:55 Beit Furiq. The checkpoint is abandoned, not manned by soldiers.


11:15 Beita. A jeep parked at the position. Za’tara – soldiers visible only in the tower.


11:30 Back to Hars.

The entire area is quiet. Traffic flows, live proceeds calmly.


And here’s a pearl from the settlers’ workshop – a bumper sticker on a car reading “Yesha is fun…the good life in Judea and Samaria.”


The question is – for whom?