'Awarta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Beit Furik, Eliyahu Crossing, Huwwara, Salfit Checkpoint, Za'tara (Tapuah), Sat 2.2.13, Morning

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Natanya translating.

9.14 The Eliyahu crossingis completely empty.

9.44 Huwwara CP. There are 3 soldiers at the checkpoint only checking cars leaving Nablus. One of the soldiers stands at the cement block with his weapon pointing at passing cars. A bus is delayed and the other cars go pass without being checked. (One soldier waves his hand like a traffic cop. Suddenly another two soldiers appear maybe they were in the bus? Another bus is detained and waits behind the first one. AN army jeep goes up from the circle to Griziem. A car and taxi pass without being checked.

10.10The bus is free and the one behind it is checked.

10.20 Beit Furik CP. Empty with little traffic.

The bar at Awarta CP is closed and locked.

10.50 Za'tara/Tapuach CP. No soldiers to be seen and also not in the sentry tower.

11.10 Salfit CP.Next to the entrance to Ariel settlement. One bar is open, another closed. Two soldiers at the entrance to Ariel open the checkpoint to taxis which pass without being checked.

11.30 Azzun Atma.This checkpoint of which there were rumours that it would be disbanded has become a real monster. Many cement barriers, passages, gatesinfo-icon. And today it is much more difficult to see what is happening. An army jeep stands right inside and blocks the checkpoint. We did not see people waiting to pass.

Shomron crossing.7 cars in the direction of Israel pass swiftly.