Beit Furik, Haris, Huwwara, Kifl Harith, Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah), Zeta, Sun 14.4.13, Morning
Sandy L., Ana S., Aliyah S. (reporting)
09:20 We went through the Shomron Gate. Everything looked quiet.
Za'atra (Tapuach Junction): On the road to Nablus, at the pick-up stop for the settlers, we saw a police car and a soldier. But we didn't see any unusual action.
Huwwara: There was a Brinks' truck parked in the huge, empty parking lot by the closed Huwwara checkpoint. We figured that the truck was there to meet a courier from a bank in Nablus for the transfer of money, either out of Nablus or into the city. At least there is some use for that huge parking lot. The presence of soldiers in the tower would give a measure of security against robbery.
A police car was standing at the Beit Furik checkpoint. Policemen were stopping cars and handing out tickets. As Nadim said, "They can always find something wrong with the car or the driver for which they can give a fine."
On the road to Beit Dajhan we stopped again to see the lovely pastoral scene. A shepherd and his flock were grazing on the hillside. Nadim spoke to him and he reported that the area there was quiet.
In Einabous and Jamain there was nothing unusual to report.
At 11:00 in Zeta we saw many high school aged young people standing or sitting in groups outside and looking at books and notebooks. My teacherly guess is that they had just come from a big test and were comparing their answers.
We drove to Kfil Harith to see the "Tomb of Caleb". The area was quiet.
We left by the Shomron Gate.