'Awarta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Huwwara, Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 17.1.13, Morning

Observers: 
Observers and Reporting: Esti A., and Na'ava E
17/01/2013
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Morning

 

 

Translator: Hanna K.

 

 

At Azzun Atma the agricultural workers complain that there is a deterioration regarding authorizations for leaving the village given by the authorities.

 

06:15 Azzun Atma: A short queue, not many cars are waiting for the workers. People leaving say that this week "the CP is good". The soldiers of the "Kfir" regiment do not enable us to stand within the site. Clear signposts indicate to the workmen where to enter and from where to leave. Most of them take shelter in the newly erected hide-away because of the cold.

One of the workers complained that the policy of supplying authorizations to agricultural workers has changed. In the past his families received up to eight authorizations to leave and work in their fields which are situated beyond the CP. Now they give fewer permits and it is difficult for him to fulfill his workload.

 

06:40 Shomron crossing:The work has been completed. There is no police at the exit from Israel.

Za'tara/Tapuah:  There are no soldiers at the checking posts, only in the posts around it.

 

The Yitzhar/Burin CPs:  There is no military activity.

 

07:20Beit Furik: There are no soldiers. The streets of the village are quiet the children are on winter holiday.

 

Awarta: The yellow arm still blocks the passage. The big rock still lies in the middle of the road.

 

07:30 Huwwara: The CP isn't manned.

 

On the way up to Beraha settlement there is a soldier. There is one opposite the hitch-hiking station too.

In the square – energetic development work is going on. In its center a building is being erected, which simulates an arched archeological site, and around it there are olive trees. For the glory of the state of the settlers.

 

Za'tara/Tapuah: There are no soldiers at the posts.

Shomron crossing: The cheking is quick as usual.