'Anata-Shu'afat, Abu Dis, Al-Ezariya, Container (Wadi Nar), Mon 10.6.13, Afternoon
Most of the children had already passed through the checkpoint by the time we arrived (2:30 p.m.) Traffic moved smoothly
This was my first trip to Wadi Nar after a month away, and I discovered a change in traffic procedures. The one way road leading up to Wadi Nar from Al-Ezariya is closed . It is necessary to follow the detour signs which entail turning right (about 100 meters before the blocked road), taking a left at the first opportunity, and then following this quite steep but well kept road up to Sawahira. The driver must then turn left and the road leads to the Wadi Nar checkpoint.
The road we usually take from the checkpoint is blocked off as well, so it is necessary to retrace one’s route in order to leave the area. I would assume that this is a temporary arrangement in order to make much needed repairs in the access roads to Wadi Nar which were in dreadful, dangerous conditions.
At Wadi Nar itself, traffic flowed quickly and without incident.