'Azzun, Eliyahu Crossing, Falamiya, Habla, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Kufr Jammal, Tue 9.4.13, Afternoon
We beg that it be checked at Kafr Jamal who the persons were who weren't able to reach their plots
13:10 Habla - The gate is open and there are no people waiting. A truck leaves
And after it the children's bus. The luggage trunk is checked and a
soldier gets on the bus for additional checking.
13:40 Arb a Ramadin – there are earthworks going on at the village. We were
not able to find out what was being done there. The school area is
clean, well groomed and quiet. The school day is terminated.
13:45 Eliyahu Passage – we park the car at the parking lot and cross over at
the pedestrian crossing. Immediately a security man dashes towards us.
You have no right to be here. For whom is the pedestrian crossing
intended? We ask. Only for security personnel is the answer of the
security mean. We are headed to the bus station we reply. This is
permitted only with the accompaniment of a security man. Even before the meeting with the security people I take photos of the
new dog kennels at the margin of the parking lot.
There are good conditions for thedogs waiting for their shift of foraging and sniffing in the cars of the Palestinians entering Israel.
14:00 At Izbat Tabib There still stands the protestation tent in front of the school which
received a demolition injunction.
14:20 Azoun A visit in the shop of Z. and the unloading of the parcels and a toy for his son.
At the exit from Azoun there is a military jeep and two soldiers.
15:00 Palmiya It is quiet at the CP. Nobody passes. At the village we shop at the
grocery but don't succeed in talking with the grocery owner who
talks only Arabic.
15:20 Kafr Jamal - We take a hitchhiker who directs us to a grocery owner who talks
a bit of Hebrew. We explain to him the aim of our visit. We ask
that a list of all the Palestinians who cannot reach their plots we
prepared for us, together with a detailed map. Petahya will contact them for further explanations and we promised to arrive in a fortnight.
We continue through Kafr Sour, Beit Lid and the Anabta CP – there are no searches at the CP and the nice coffee vendor is still here with his jar.
16:25 Jabara CP - All the turnstiles turn and the flow of people returning home is interminable. Near the fence (on the side of the DCO) a Palestinian hands a request to a DCO officer who arrived especially to meet him, with the fence dividing between them.