Habla, Huwwara, Beit Furik, Awarta, Za'tara, Azzun Atma, Thur. 29.11.12 afternoon

Observers: 
Yehudit Levin, reporter and photographer
Nov-29-2012
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Afternoon

 

Translated by Suzanne O.

 

Tonight Palestine was accepted by a majority as an observer nation at the UN.

 

At the main junctions (Za'tara, Hares, Barokin) settlers have set up metal Chanukah lights for the festival of Chanukah.

 

Habla checkpoint

13:30

Light traffic of those going to and fro.   They were examined in the rooms.

 

13:50

Two command cars were parked opposite the entrance to Jit village.

 

Huwwara checkpoint

14:03

The lights at the roadblock were lit.  At the roadblock itself we didn't see any soldiers; armed soldiers were stationed at the two hitchhikers' stops.

 

At the same time two weeks ago we saw a demonstration in support of Abu Mazen.

 

Today, the day Palestine was accepted into the UN, there will be a celebration this evening.

 

Beit Furik checkpoint

14:10

Not staffed.

 

Awarta checkpoint

14:15

Locked up.

 

15:00

4 police and military jeeps cross the main road of Huwwara village.

 

Za'tara/Tapuach checkpoint

15:03

There are two soldiers in the check point.  They do not examine anyone.  A command car is parked in the car park.

 

15:07

A command car is parked beside the deserted house opposite Marda village.

 

On the way to Shomron, from the other side on Road No. 5, 2 white minibuses are parked, Palestinian labourers stand outside them and, next to them, soldiers.

 

15:20

Just past Shomron – ID numbers are taken from the driver and from me and we are sent to the caravan to be examined.  We are told that this is a routine examination, today every other car is being examined (we didn't see any other cars being examined apart from us).

 

Azzun Atma checkpoint

15:30

Labourers are returning home after a week's work, they are examined at the entrance.

 

A new awning is being erected.